Do you know how much water you use in a day? You might be surprised to find out: The average American uses 100 gallons of water per day. That’s a lot of water! The good news, however, is that there are small things you can do to go green at home and reduce the waste of water and other resources.
At Eastside Apartment Homes, we help our residents go green at home by setting up our apartments for sustainable living. We save on water, paper, and plastic with our drought-tolerant landscaping, low-flow toilets, online communications, water bottle refill stations, and recycling bins.
Costa Mesa can experience droughts. So, we reduce the amount of water we use on the property with our drought-tolerant landscaping, which includes succulents and other native plants that don’t require much water. In addition, we’ve installed a drip irrigation system and replaced some grass and mulch areas with beautiful stone so we don’t need to water as much.
Indoors, we save on water with our low-flow toilets. Most toilets use about 3.5 gallons of water every time they flush, but ours use only about 2.8 gallons. Every low-flow toilet can surprisingly save up to 13,000 gallons of water per year.
We also save on paper by doing everything—rent payments, service requests, applications, and notices—online. Not only is this convenient for our residents, but it eliminates the need for unnecessary paper waste.
In our community, we strive to provide quality services to help make your life as a resident a little easier. Visit our new resident portal to pay your rent online, enter a maintenance service request, browse our calendar for upcoming activities, and much more!
Water Bottle Refill Stations
Next, we have water bottle refill stations throughout the property. This makes it easy for residents to fill up reusable water bottles rather than purchase disposable bottles.
We have recycling bins in our office, and we encourage all residents to recycle as well. Items you can recycle include plastic bottles and containers, empty cans, paper, and flattened cardboard. However, you cannot recycle food, liquid, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or cups with wax or plastic coating.
Near Costa Mesa, you can take your recycling to OC Recycling. This small change in habit can make a big difference for our planet.
We’re Excited to Announce Organic Waste Recycling!
Organic waste recycling has come to the Costa Mesa community, and we’re happy to be participating! This initiative will help keep millions of pounds of food waste out of landfills and turn them into compost and renewable natural gas. You can learn more about organic waste recycling here. Let’s work together for a more sustainable future.
We want to do everything we can to take care of the environment and go green. If you also want to go green at home, consider living at Eastside Apartments!