Orange Coast College believes it is required to provide a large amount of educational support to the people of the Californian region of Costa Mesa whether they are enrolled in any of the 135 programs offered by the college or not. The latest developments from Orange Coast College are dedicated to expanding the level of recycling and environmental protection provided for the protection of the land, water, and air of this area of Southern California. A new five-acre recycling center has recently opened after more than one year of construction took place to develop a recycling center offering the latest technology and developments in this area of industry.
To develop a higher quality experience for all visitors to the recycling center, Orange Coast College has partnered with CR&R Environmental Services to develop both recycling services and educational programs to be offered at the newly developed facility. Not only does the five-acre site provide a range of recycling services but the construction also included a number of newly designed offices, meeting rooms, and showers to be used by members of the local community.
The experts from Orange Coast College and Cr&R Environmental Services have developed programs allowing local residents to recycle aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and various paper products through the newly opened facility. Other programs offered include the collection of glass containers, small electronics, small batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs, and many other items often placed in landfills which contribute to the high levels of pollution of rivers and bodies of water across California.
Established through a community vote in 1947, Orange Coast College has always had close ties to the local community and sees 95 percent of its students come from California. Orange Coast College is a WASC-accredited academic institution with around 10 percent of graduates moving on to four-year colleges across the nation. The “Vision 2020” program has been developed to update and upgrade many aspects of campus life by the year 2020 and develop an even more accessible and open campus experience for students, staff, and faculty members alike. Learn more: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/Pages/default.aspx