How Orange Coast College Investing In Saving the Environment

Founded in 1948, the Orange Coast College is squarely located near the beaches of South California. It has grown to be one of the best community colleges managing to enroll more than 25000 students a year. It offers more than 135 career programs with more than half of the graduates getting enrolled in the college’s education programs.

 

The college has over the past 60 years been supporting athletes, mainly by holding championships. Its baseball team is called Pirates where it has scooped trophies in Pepsi cup from 2007 straight up to 2010.

 

The Orange Coast College recently established a recycling facility that is larger than its predecessor, costing over $7 million. The best part came when they opened it to the public. The staff members celebrated the finishing of the project by cutting a ribbon at the front of every recycling center. Although the college was using a smaller facility, it has been offering the recycling services for over four decades. The first Centre which came together with a parking lot is five times lower than the new Centre.

 

With time, people from the Southern California have started to travel to this recycling centre where they drop various kinds of unwanted refuse for recycling processes. The materials accepted here include glass containers, aluminum cans, and tins. Scrap metals, papers, and plastic bottles have also gained a recycling platform here (http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/Pages/home.aspx). The documents get sorted out all the way from cardboards to magazines. Electronics are also dropped at the Centre. This means that the old and damaged computers, fax machines and even batteries are dumped here. The Centre is charged with the duty of disposing of them well as they contain mercury and lead which are toxic.

 

The staff also pays the visitors for some of the materials. For instance, the cost of plastics per pound is 56 cents. The glass, plastics, and aluminum tins are paid for on pound basis. The people that bring the beverage bottles also receive payment by California Redemption Value. With time, the Centre opened its arms to old clothes and cooking oils. However, substances like paint and engine oils and objects like old furniture, car batteries and boat batteries are discouraged.