The Orange Coast Community College Eco-Friendly Recycling Center

The Orange Coast College Recycling Center 16 months in the making is now in full operation. The former one-acre facility has been scaled out to five acres and includes an eco-friendly administration building, state of the art classroom facilities, multiple office spaces, a fully equipped conference room, a medical room, separate showering rooms for men and women, a designated area for cleaning and processing as well as increased parking.


For the past 45 years, the recycling center has been a source of employment for OCC students and motivating factor for community support and mutual commitment. The completion of the recycling center is just one component of the Orange Coast College Vision 2020. Other components include construction of student housing in addition to a new and upgraded planetarium.


The facility does not accept furniture, auto or marine batteries, used motor oil, paint, chemicals or hazardous waste. Learn more:



About Orange Coast College


Founded in 1947, Orange Coast College (OCC) is recognized as one of the largest community college campus facilities in the United States. Each semester 25,000 students have the opportunity to pursue a well-rounded educational experience with the more than 135 academic and career programs that are offered at OCC. The last several years have been marked with change and transition for Orange Coast College. In 2008 a new library was constructed, several buildings were remodeled and upgraded with state of the art technologies and enhancements in addition to creating a new campus park. Academically Orange Coast College ranks high in student transfer and graduation rates on both the state and national level.


Orange Coast College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges with several additional specialized accreditations. Personal development and enrichment activities abound with a diverse array of student clubs, competitive sports teams, and involvement with the Associated Student Body. In addition to its educational attributes, its campus is situated in close proximity to scenic beaches, dining, museums, athletic excursions, and other activities to satisfy just about any desire for and fun, relaxation or entertainment. Learn more:


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