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​​​​​​​​​Household Hazardous Waste

Orange Coast College, in partnership with the Costa Mesa Sanitary District and OC Waste & Recycling, is holding a HHW collection event Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Residents are welcome to drop off household hazardous waste products including paints, pesticides, and cleaning products in Parking Lot C (off of Merrimac Way) starting at 10:00am. 

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For information about household hazardous waste, click to see OC Waste & Recycling's HHW Fact Sheet​.​

To find your closest household hazardous waste collection site, visit OC Waste & Recycling​​


Orange Coast College Recycling Center to Expand

We are excited to announce construction is currently underway on the long-awaited expansion of the Recycling Center!  Included in the expansion will be increased parking and service bays in order to better serve the community as well as opportunities for new community services.  Construction is slated to be completed June 2017.


Click here to watch the live feed of the construction​!

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OCC Recycling Goes Solar!

The OCC Recycling Center has just completed a long awaited photovoltaic solar installation that will contribute greatly to reducing our carbon footprint! The 8.4 KW system is the result of several years of hard work and dedication by a very motivated group of Student Leaders and OCC Sierra Club members.​

The system consists of 40 210w solar panels and is expected to save over $1200 per year in energy costs for OCC. We now have the capability to log onto a website from anywhere in the world to view our current usage and output. See our energy production in real time​.

We would like to thank the Associated Students of Orange Coast College for funding this project and the opportunity to achieve our sustainability goals!​


OCC Recycling Accepts E-Waste

​The OCC Recycling Center is now a State Certified Collector of electronic waste.  We can accept televisions, computer monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, projectors etc.  We accept these materials every day during our normal business hours on a donation basis.


​Orange Coast College To Auction Surplus Equipment

Orange Coast College will be periodically holding on-line auctions of surplus equipment, furniture and electronics.​​ ​