The new recycle center at Orange Coast College is just what the Costa Mesa community and students have needed. Having expanded from 8 parking spaces to over 40, with new service bays, and showers for student workers to utilize before class, this exciting expansion provides easy access recycling and more to the community. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/orangecoastcollege/
Measure M donated $5 million dollars, CR&R donated $500,000, and The Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC) raised $1.5 million for the project, now provides student jobs, new classrooms, and a great service to the community to go green by being able to recycle glass, plastic, paper, used grease, and cans. Paying up to 10 cents per can received. This provides a little extra cash for those in the community helping to clean up our environment through recycling. Some recyclers report earning over $40 just for bringing in a few recycle items.
Orange Coast College (OCC) provides an affordable education in skilled and/or licensed trades and skilled professions. Approximately 25,000 students attend OCC. Many are degree seeking and transfer to other colleges and universities. OCC is accredited and ranks 65th among over 5000 community colleges in bestowing associate degrees. Their colors are blue and orange, they are the Pirates and their Mascot is “Pete the Pirate”. OCC has a great location just minutes from the beaches and the ocean and notable former students, such as actors William Kat, Diane Keaton, football player Cliff Livingston, and California State Assemblyman, 74th District, and the 59th Mayor of Huntington Beach (2013-2014) Matthew Harper.
OCC has an interesting history having previously been the Santa Ana Airbase and was converted into a college in 1948, utilizing many of the existing military structures. Updates and expansions are continuing on campus with the new recycle center, the recently updated student resource center, and soon to be Planetarium. This is a great community college bound for more great opportunities in future for local residents. Please attend the Grand Opening of the Center on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m., 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa.