Orange Coast College was founded in 1947 and was officially opened in 1948. It currently enrolls an average of 25,000 students every semester and has, over the years, become one of the country’s best community colleges. The College offers over 135 academic programs and, in all of Orange County, transfers the largest number of students to California State University and the University of California.
The Orange Coast College recycling center, which has been under construction for the last fifteen months, was officially opened on August 21st. On average, 300 people visited the center on a daily basis but due to the recent developments made on the facility, this number has increased by twenty-five percent.
The reason why the center was renovated was to create more recycling opportunities for the public, and at the same time, create revenue that would be used to fund students’ projects. The expansion was funded by donations from ASOCC, Measure M and CR&R. The Associated Students of the Orange Coast College also assisted in this course.
Some of the facility’s new features include a larger parking area, service bays, showers for the workers to freshen up after work and a break room. Its parking space had a capacity of eight cars, but after the expansion, it can now accommodate up to forty-five cars. The recycling center can now take a wider variety of materials including plastic, paper, cans and grease. The management intends on making this known to the public through advertising via media, print and utility bills.
At the center, bottles are sorted and distributed to different parts of the country for reuse. Plastic is taken to Perris to be recycled, glass is taken to Los Angeles and aluminum is taken to Irwindale. Learn more: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/Pages/home.aspx
The center, which was once hidden, is now hard to miss and because of the expansion, workers are now engaged from morning till evening. What was once a club is now a center which generates income for the ASOCC.
Orange County College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers spring, summer, winter and fall classes. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orange-coast-college#/entity