The new Orange Coast College Recycling Center was opened on August, 21st, following the 15 months of construction. According to Mike Carey who is an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, 250-500 individuals visited the old recycling center each day. With the new recycling center the number of daily visitors has gone up by 25% to approximately 400. According to Carey, one goal of developing the new recycling center was to create more revenues for the students’ projects as well as come up with additional opportunities for the public in order to recycle. Learn more: http://www.occsailing.com/
With the new expansion of the recycling center, it now allows a greater material variety for recycling and also provides many new amenities which include more service bays and parking. Speaking during the launch, Mike Carey said that he was happy with how everything came out and that the public was also pleased. With 10 years of planning, the recycling center was expanded with the help of CR & R, Measure M and The Associated Students of Orange Coast College. ASOCC donated $1.5 million; CR & R donated $500,000 with Measure M donating $5 million.
One of the new features at the recycling feature is the availability of showers whereby workers can shower after completing their shifts as well as a break room. Since many workers are also students, they can now be able to take showers before they go to class. The new recycling center has plans to attract more visitors by advertising in media, print as well as via inserts in utility bills.
A community college, Orange Coast College is located in Orange County, California in the United States. The college was established in 1947 and its first classes started in the fall of 1948. The college offers certificate of achievements, science degrees, and lower-division classes which can be transferred to other universities and colleges. The school manages to enroll 24,000 undergraduate students and it is described as the third biggest college on the Orange County. The college has managed to produce some of the most influential personalities in the world. It is has a reputation as a very strict and efficient college.