Aluminum Recycling Facts

Did You Know?

Bullet A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That’s closed loop recycling at its finest!
Bullet Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.
Bullet Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
Bullet More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.
Bullet Because so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to EPA estimates.
Bullet An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!
Bullet There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled.
Bullet We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year.
Bullet At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold!
Bullet A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes!

Remember, we do the dirty work for you! When you take your cans to our recycling center (map), we do the sorting for you and we still pay you for your deposit – in cash! Come see us.

Tire Recycling Event for Garden Grove Residents

Do you have old, used tires around the house and are unsure of how to dispose of them? Bring them to our recycling event on April 8, 2017 from 9AM – 1PM. The location is 13001 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92843 (Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District Building).
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Happy Holidays!!

The OCCC will be closed from Noon on December 23rd, 2016 through New Years Day, 2017.
We will reopen January 2, 2017.
Enjoy the holidays and stay safe!

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Election Day 2016

Students at the OCCC Charter School held an election day party today to create awareness of the issues and candidates in this historic election.  There was plenty of food and fun and a bit of education about the election process.  All were encouraged to follow up this party with a trip to the polls!

Join us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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