Recycling Boom with Orange County College.
Orange County College was founded in 1947 in the city of Costa Mesa, California. Over the years OCC has grown to one of the largest community colleges in the country. It has enrolled as many as twenty-five thousand new students each semester.
Orange County college has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to things like academics, sports, and important issues like recycling as many materials as possible to keep our planet healthy. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orange-coast-college#/entity
In mid-September of 2017, Orange County College opened a brand new recycling center in an official ribbon cutting. Construction of the new building took sixteen months to complete at a cost of seven and a half million dollars. Orange County College has had a recycling program in place for more than forty-five years and with this new building, the program will continue for many years to come. It is part of the commitment to the community that will foster new jobs for the people of Costa Mesa and, in particular, the students of the college.
The building itself is quite large at five acres. The recycling program at OCC accepts things like aluminum cans, newspapers, plastic bottles, and scrap metal. The program also accepts televisions, computer monitors, fax machines, cooking oil, and fluorescent light tubes too. It is all in part to ensure the commitment to the planet in which we live. The center also uses solar panels to save on energy costs. THis is another way that Orange County College can ensure the vitality of the are and keep Costa Mesa healthy for years to come.
The vision of OCC is to be ahead of the curve when it comes to recycling. With this building now in place, the college is one big step closer to fulfilling the obligation to future generations. It is all part of a program called Vision 2020. It is a program that will make the college more energy efficient with new housing and a future planetarium.
taking steps like this will only ensure Orange County College’s place in the community and helping preserve the planet for years to come.