Orange Coast College is a campus based in southern California and founded in 1947; the learning facility offers cutting edge technology and more than 135 career choices for students. The institution reentry came up with the state of the art recycling facility, which it has offered the public for use. The facility accommodates all types of trash including glass containers, aluminum cans, metal scraps and plastic materials.
The staffs of the facility offer payment to visitors who bring certain types of trash such empty bottle cans and HDPE plastics. The service allows the community to bring in some of the unused electronics including computers, projectors, fax machines, etc. according to the New York Times and the national library of electronic machines equipment have become problematic to dispose of. However, the facility does not accept batteries, motor oil paint, chemicals and hazardous waste.
The newly built facility offers, conference rooms, adequate parking space, first aid rooms and emergency showers. The program is a decade worth of achievement of the community because with it comes employment opportunities for the students and also the locals. The eco-friendly direction it has taken curbs the release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and lower the cost of energy used.
The recycling program is useful in that it prevents the locals from dumping materials in the water and the forest. Aside from freeing up space in homes, the facility allows the people to earn a small income therefore at the end of the day it’s a win-win situation. The plant runs on solar power thus making it environmental friendly .the program raised funds for the program from multiple sources including government bonds whose funds channeled for making improvements. The facility also received funds from an Arizona based company that recycles materials in Colorado and its environs. As a gesture of appreciation, OCC named some of the classes after the CR&R founder Cliff Ronnenberg and his wife.
The program geared towards improving the lives of students and improving infrastructures on campus to make it easier for drivers on their way around campus. The facility is part of the college vision 2020 development program which they have already checked off the list. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/orangecoastcollege/