Orange Coast College leading the pack in recycling

Orange Coast College, one of the premier community colleges in Orange County, California has taken another step towards showing just how ahead of the game it is, especially when it comes to sustainability and “going green.” The college just recently announced it had opened its brand new recycling center, the culmination of more than 10 years of planning.


The center, which replaces an older facility which was seeing between 250-300 people come through a day, will allow for at least 400 people a day to come and drop off their recycling. The really good news is that this new OCC recycling center is not only bigger and more efficient, but there will be more materials it will be able to handle.


There’s nothing quite as frustrating as loading up your you car or truck and heading over to a place like this, only to find that what you have loaded up cannot be accepted. This is apparently one of the reasons the OCC decided it needed to finally implement its plan for the new recycling plan. The college has a sustainability supervisor who has largely spearheaded the project over the last few months. It appears Mike Carey couldn’t be happier with the way things came out in the end.


Speaking to the Coast Report Online, Carey told the college news site that the center wants to get even more attention eventually. The college will go about doing this by advertising in newspaper and radio ads.


Orange Coast College should have a good idea about what people in the surrounding areas are looking for when it comes to going green and sustainability. The college was founded in 1947 and has managed to turn itself into the leading community college in the area when it comes to sending students to four-year universities. Learn more:


The college offers more than 135 different academic and career programs and clearly prides itself in being a place that is utilizing the best state of the art equipment and technology when it comes to educating its students. Now they are utilizing that technology to help the community at large.

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