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Orange Coast College Builds A Larger Recycling Facility

Orange Coast College opened a larger recycling facility to the public. The facility was under construction for over sixteen months. It is located at the Adams Avenue. It covers about five acres of land. Construction workers engaged in the project celebrated the facility’s completion by holding a special event. During the ceremony, a ribbon was cut in the front of the facility.

The recycling facility will serve the cities of Southern California. Orange Coast College encourages individuals with materials or unwanted equipment to drop them at the plant. It accepts glass containers, tin cans and aluminum cans. Defunct appliances, plastic containers and metal scraps can also be dropped at the Adams Avenue facility. Moreover, the plant recycles old magazines and card boards. Learn more:

The facility pays the public for dropping these materials at the facility. Every pound of HDPE plastic fetches 56 cents. Empty beverage bottles are compensated using the standard California Value payments while small cans fetch 5 cents. One gets 10 cents for every big can dropped at the plant. Pollutants such as fluorescent lights and small batteries are also accepted at the facility. The plant provides a safer way to dispose these items.

The recycling facility is beneficial to the Southern California community. It provides the community with a way to free up storage space while making a few dollars. The recycling process aids in saving of energy and ensuring that the region enjoys clean air and water. After Orange Coast College established the plant, there has been a reduction of landfills and the need to cut down more trees to make paper.

About Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College was established in late 1940s after Costa Mesa voted to create a community college in the area. The college was to occupy the site of a former military base. The college converted a number of the old army buildings into educational facilities. It also established other facilities such as library, administrative offices, auditorium, and gym. Over the years, the college has continued to expand to meet the growing educational needs of the people in the region and beyond. In addition to providing quality education, the college is dedicated to environmental conservation. Its commitment to this course has seen it invest over $7 million in the construction of the new recycling facility. Learn more: