Orange Coast College recently unveiled their new recycling facility, which took a little over one year for construction crews to complete and cost more than $7 million to build. The new facility covers nearly five acres of land and is open to the public. People from all across Southern California travel to the Orange Coast College Recycling center to drop off their unwanted material. Ranging from unwanted or unused equipment to glass containers and aluminum cans the center collects a wide variety of products and compensates visitors in exchange. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/edu/orange-coast-college-20116
Aside from providing visitors with a free way to rid themselves of unwanted material, and even make some extra cash, the recycling program also encourages visitors and locals to practice conservation. There are many benefits to recycling unwanted material versus simply throwing it away. Recycling conserves energy and helps keep our and water as clean and pollution free as possible. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orange-coast-college#/entity
Practicing what they preach, the facility is designed with the environment in mind. Photovoltaic panels are used to generate power for its offices, and build materials and lighting materials are all eco-friendly.
Orange Coast College is a public community college located in Orange County, California. Founded in 1947, the school has been helping students jump-start their career since the fall of 1948. The approximately 24,000 students currently enrolled have the option of pursuing a two-year associates or art and science degree or receiving certificates of achievement and credits for transfer. It is the third largest colleges in Orange County and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.