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Recycling Center

​ Celebrating 45 + years of serving OCC and the surrounding community!

The Orange Coast College Recycling Center will pay back current value of 5 cents per each container under 24 oz. and 10 cents per container 24 oz. or larger of liquid or ready-to-drink products in aluminum, glass, plastic, and bi-metal containers that have the "California Redemption Value" or "CRV" message on the label.
We buy back only "California Redemption Value" (CRV) beverage containers.

We also accept donations of the following materials:
  • Aluminum cans and tin cans
  • Plastic bottles with codes # 1, 2 or  4 on the bottom
  • Glass food and beverage containers
  • Scrap metal, old appliances
  • All kinds of paper, office paper, computer print out paper, newspaper, magazines, phone books, books, junk mail, cardboard, shopping bags etc...
  • Reusable clothing
We also accept E-Waste, Household Batteries, Fluorescent Light Tubes and Used Cooking Oil!!!!
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.  
In partnership with the Costa Mesa Sanitary District, we accept cooking oil, household batteries and fluorescent light tubes and bulbs.  This also includes compact fluorescent light bulbs.

We do NOT accept: furniture, auto or marine batteries, used motor oil, paint, chemicals or hazardous waste.
For more information on household hazardous waste sites please contact the Orange County Hazardous Materials Program at 17121 Nichols Street, Huntington Beach, California (714) 834-6752
For more information about recycling please call 1-800-RECYCLE or visit our links page to find other websites about recycling.

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Office Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Donation Only)
(714) 432-5131
The Recycling Center is located on Adams Ave. between Harbor Blvd. and Fairview Rd.