I read with interest the "Community Commentary" written by Carl Ossipoff in the Daily Pilot on May 3 ("Lack of recycling centers frustrating"). He bemoaned the lack of recycling centers but did fail to mention that Orange Coast College has an excellent recycling center.
Per OCC's website, http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/facilities/recycling_center/:
"The Orange Coast College Recycling Center will pay back current value of 5 cents per each container under 24 ounces and 10 cents per container 24 ounces 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."
They also accept, according to the website, donations of aluminum and tin cans; plastic bottles with codes 1, 2 or 4; 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; and reusable clothing.