A Major Development Occurs In The Orange Coast College Recycling Program

Orange Coast College has been providing recycling services to the people of the Costa Mesa region and the wider areas of California for more than 40 years and has recently looked to develop a more extensive program of recycling for the local community. To provide even more recycling opportunities and an extended range of services to the community, Orange Coast College has recently opened a new facility on a five-acre site now open to the community. Learn more: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/24/orange-coast-college-rowers-have-the-muscle-and-mindset-to-win-nationals/


The range of services offered by Orange Coast College now includes payments being made for the recycling of certain plastics and the payment of California’s beverage container fees offered for recycled cans and bottles. Orange Coast College now accepts plastic bottles and aluminum cans with a weight limit of 100 pounds; other services provided by the newly redeveloped Orange Coast College Recycling Facility include the acceptance of unwanted appliances and electronic equipment along with a move towards the acceptance of a range of paper, cardboard, and plastic materials. Learn more: http://www.coastline.edu/myccc/


The need to develop a new recycling facility and programs has brought Orange Coast College to discover new lines of financial support from both private and public sector groups. A major source of funding was obtained from the CR&R Environmental Services company offering its waste disposal and recycling services to the residents of Arizona, California, and Colorado. With the aid of CR&R Environmental Services and local government funding sources, Orange Coast Colege has created a facility powered by solar panels reducing the reliance of the academic institution on coal and gas burning power plants across California.


Orange Coast College now attracts more than 20,000 students to its campus and Online courses each year after making a humble start to life in 1947 by taking over the disused Santa Ana U.S. Army Air Base. Now classed as one of the leading two-year academic institutions in the U.S., Orange Coast College is consistently seeking new ways of building a better educational experience for its students including an extensive range of extracurricular activities not often seen at a community college.