Orange Coast College Boasts New Recycling Center

Orange Coast College has opened its new recycling center. The new facility debuted to the public on Thursday, September 14 at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.


The $7.5M upgrade was a massive expansion for the college. The original facility had occupied approximately one acre of land while the new facility occupies five. The previous recycling center featured eight parking spaces while the new facility features 45 parking spaces. The recycling center, also, features classrooms, shower facilities, a first-aid station, and multiple offices. The new recycling center was built with the environment in mind. The administration building was built with eco-friendly materials and was maximized for energy efficiency.


Orange Coast College was conceived following World War II and the first phase of construction was completed in the 1950s. The second wave of construction wrapped up during the 1970s. OCC was founded with the mission to provide affordable undergraduate learning opportunities to students who wanted to learn a number of skilled trades and licensed professions. The programs at OCC are designed for students who desire to transfer to California State University or the University of California to complete their graduate studies. Learn more:


The current construction phase at OCC initially included a student services center, a math, business, and computer center, and a planetarium. The construction has provided many employment and learning opportunities to its more than 24,000 student base. OCC is the alma-mater of many celebrities including actor Patrick Warburton, starlet Diane Keaton, and late rocker Scott Weiland.


The OCC recycling center will accept the typical recyclables such as aluminium, plastic, and paper. The facility will also accept televisions and computer monitors, fax machines, cooking oil, and household batteries.


The facility will not accept furniture, automotive batteries, motor oil, or other hazardous waste at this time. Learn more: