September, 2017

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Orange Coast College Unveils New Recycling Center

The new, $7.5 million, recycling center on the campus of Orange Coast College was recently revealed during a ceremony showcasing the new facility. On 5 acres, it replaces a much smaller recycling center which was limited to 1 acre of space. It will help to further fulfill the college’s commitment to education as well as recycling as it has classrooms and offices in addition to other spaces. It will also be able to help a great deal more people recycle as it has 45 places to park while the older facility could only provide eight such spaces.

Orange Coast College has operated a recycling program for five decades. People throughout the area, not just students, drop off materials to be recycled such as newspapers, plastic bottles, cans, and scrap metal. They are also able to handle electronic waste including older printers, tv’s, monitors, and computer systems. They also can accept other waste such as small batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, as well as cooking oils.

In addition to providing a place for people to recycle their waste, Orange Coast College has used this facility to create jobs. Over the years thousands of people, usually students, have worked at their facility in order to earn a salary and do good for the community and environment. In fact, the mayor in which the college is located, Costa Mesa, California, has named their recycling center as one of the big economic drivers in her city.

Orange Coast College is a two-year community college which is located on 164-acres near the Pacific Ocean. It held its first classes and 1948 and over the years many of the students have graduated with an associates degree and have furthered their education at a four-year university. They also offer certificate programs to those who want to quickly gain the job skills they need for a career. Learn more:

One of the things that Orange Coast College is most known for is its public nautical programs. Easy access to the ocean helps to make their program one of the most celebrated such programs in the united states. Learn more: