Check out Orange Coast College’s new recycling center

Check out Orange Coast College’s new recycling center

Orange Coast College has updated their 45 year recycling program to a whole new level. Once a meager one acre, has now become a 5 acre $7.5 million dollar facility. The college has provided the recycling center as a commitment to the town and its well being. It bring in people from all over the region to see what they have offer. Learn more:


How did they celebrate the grand opening of their new and improved recycling center? With a ribbon cutting ceremony of course. It is located off of Adams Avenue and has a number of facilities including a conference room, first aid room, men’s and women’s showers, 45 parking spaces, a cleaning area, and offices. They also have classrooms that have been named after the generous Cliff and Janet Ronnenberg of CR&R Environmental Services who helped fund this recycling project. Cliff is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Environmental company. Funding also came from voter approved Coast Community College District bond called Measure M.


Want to check out the facilities and bring in some of your own recyclables? They can take your scrap metal, newspapers, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, household batteries, fluorescent light tubes, cooking oil, computer monitors, fax machines, and last but not least, televisions. If you are looking to recycle your furniture, used motor oi, auto or marine batteries, hazardous waste, chemicals, or paint they do not accept those things. They recycling facility has provided thousands of jobs for students. Learn more:


Settled just minutes to the beaches in Southern California is Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. One of the nation’s finest and largest community colleges, it occupies 164 acres and enrolls over 25,000 students each fall. It opened its doors to students in fall of 1948, but was founded in 1947.


Orange Coast College started when local voters passed a measure to open a new junior college in Costa Mesa. Luckily it all worked out to become the great school it is today. OCC offers transferable lower-division classes, certificates of achievement, and two year art and science associate degrees. They offer over 135 academic and career programs.



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