Orange Coast College Opens New Recycling Center

Orange Coast College recently opened a new and larger recycling facility to the public. The $7 million project took about 16 months to continue. Staff marked the special event by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the recycling center. Learn more:


Orange Coast College used a much smaller recycling facility when it started several years ago. This significant upgrade was a much needed addition. The new facility, five times larger than the previous, has showers a meeting area and office space. The expanded parking area allows for up to 45 vehicles.


People from all over Southern California come to the Orange Coast College recycling facility. They drop off all types of equipment for recycling including metal, plastic containers, tin, glass and even cardboard. Visitors are compensated by staff members for items based on weight or per item.


Located just outside of Costa Mesa, Orange Coast College is a 164 acre campus founded in 1947. Over the years, the college has grown to enroll over 25,000 students per semester. Orange Coast College boasts exceptional facilities, with one of the most impressive nautical programs in the nation. Learn more:


Orange Coast College ranks number one in college transfers to California State University and the University of California. Almost half of Orange Coast’s students are enrolled in career and technical education programs. Classes at Orange Coast Community College are offered year round. The college is accredited by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College. The college is proud to have helped thousands of students reach their educational goals.