Orange Coast College has a new recycling center!

Orange Coast College has some exciting news. They just opened their new recycling center and commemorated it with a ribbon cutting ceremony. It is a whopping 5 acres located off Adams Avenue and is worth an estimated $7.5 million dollars. It boasts a number of facilities and took 16 months to build. It consists of a conference room, a first aid room, classrooms, offices, a cleaning area, 45 parking spaces, and women’s and men’s showers. This is just an expansion of a 45 year old recycling program that draws people from all over the place. The new and improved version is going to be an economic driver for the community and will bring in even more people. Learn more:


President Dennis Harkins or Orange Coast College said it has provides thousands of jobs for student mostly and is a commitment to keeping the community clean. What can you expect to recycle there? They accept newspaper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, scrap metal, and even electronic waste such as televisions, faxes, and computers. They also accept fluorescent light tubes, cooking oi, and household batteries. One the other hand they do not accept hazardous waste, paint, chemicals, used motor oil, auto or marine batteries, and furniture.


Not only is this new facility a way to cut down waste, it also is environmentally friendly. It uses solar power, inside and out, and was build with eco-friendly materials. The classrooms were named after Cliff Ronnenberg and his wife, founder and Chief Executive of CR&R Environmental Services. They helped fund the new recycling facility, along with a voter-approved Coast Community College District bond, called Measure M. Orange Coast College wants to continue in more development of the college with a new planetarium and new student housing.


Orange Coast College is located in sunny Costa Mesa in Southern California, just minutes from the beach. It is ranked one of the nation’s finest community colleges founded in 1947, with classes starting one year later in 1948.


They offer a range of programs for students looking for a top-notch education. These include lower-division classes that transfer to other colleges and universities, certificates of achievement, and two year science and art associate degrees. Learn more: