Sustainability Resources

What to do with your stuff:


COCC has recycling for paper, cardboard, plastic jugs/tubs, glass and returnables on campus. Find out how to Recycle in Bend and Redmond.


COCC is currently utilizing the Deschutes County food waste collection services. There are many resources on how to Compost locally.

Rethink Waste

For a comprehensive guide, check out the Environmental Center's Rethink Waste Project and their database Find a Recycler/Reuser.

Employment opportunities:

350 Deschutes

  • Electric Vehicle Ambassador $2000 stipend to host 7 events on COCC campuses

The Environmental Center

Oregon Shines


Calendar of Events (pdf)

Environmental Awareness Days

Local Resources:

Central Oregon Community College and OSU-Cascades operate The Clothing Connection.

This is a great way to donate and receive second hand clothing and accessories, keeping usable goods out of the waste stream. Sustainable fashion for the win!

Community Organizations:

Localvore Energy Trust of Oregon
Environmental Center deschutes
Deschutes River Conservancy Deschutes Land Trust






AASHE member logoCentral Oregon Community College is a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

AASHE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff, and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.