Orange Coast College New Recycling Center Strengthens Commitment to Environment

In an event to start the academic year off on a positive note, Orange Coast College debuted a new recycling center in September 2017. The college takes pride in its over 45 year-old recycling program. This new facility is an upgrade from its predecessor, now covering five acres instead of one.


Orange Coast College is a public community college located in Costa Mesa, California. It was founded in 1947 after a vote among the local community. Over 25,000 students attend per semester. Students at OCC enroll in technical and career programs and many go on to transfer to universities around the United States. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Students at OCC can participate in a wide variety of men and women’s sports while engaging in their academic pursuits. Athletes compete under the pirate mascot, which is quite an appropriate representative for the Southern California campus.


The new recycling facility at OCC’s campus accepts traditional recycling products such as paper and aluminum cans. The program will also take electronic waste and recyclable materials that are trickier to find facilities for. Demonstrating its commitment to do what is beneficial for the environment, the center uses renewable energy and eco-friendly materials.


The mayor of Costa Mesa praised the facility and pointed out its economic importance to the city. Local business CR&R Environmental Services was just one of the financial supporters of the new center. Learn more:


Sustainability and the impact of our actions on the environment are of great concern. OCC’s new recycling facility will provide an opportunity for students to learn about and embrace the importance of reusing materials and finding sustainable ways to maintain the current American lifestyle. Orange County College has solidified its commitment to its recycling program and the future. Learn more: