Orange Coast College – article recap

One of the most popular buildings on the Orange Coast College campus is its recycling center. According to the college’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Mike Carey, at least 250 people visit this building each day.


With an upgrade, this recycling center is now equipped to take a wider variety of recyclable materials. The upgrade comes from $7 million worth of donations from CR&R, ASOCC, and Project M. This upgrade and expansion is the fruit of more than 10 years of planning, and will provide greater access to recycling options for students and the public, along with employee workplace benefits. These benefits include showers and break rooms for the center’s staff.


One of the major improvements included in the recycling center’s expansion is parking spaces. The old design had only eight parking spaces. This dissuaded many people from using the center’s services. With the expansion, the center now has 45 spaces available to people who want to drop-off recycling materials.


The recycling center also has a prominent new profile on campus. In the past, many people didn’t know that the recycling center existed. Now, it is one of the most visible building on the college’s campus.


Orange Coast College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools, and is one of the finest community colleges in Southern California. It enrolls around 25,000 students annually, and is located along some of the finest beaches in the state. It offers more than 135 educational programs. Over one half of OCC’s students choose to study technology-related subjects. With OCC training, these students go on to excel at the most prestigious private colleges in the nation.


The majority of students at OCC are California residents. Student life at the college reflects a traditional higher learning atmosphere, with a concentration on civic involvement. This is the reason it houses such a popular facility like the campus recycling center. Affordability and civic mindfulness are primary draws to this 70 year-old Orange County institution. Learn more:

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