Making the choice to be more eco-friendly doesn’t mean you have to change all of your habits. Sometimes, the more sustainable choice is easy. For example, one person uses about 37 gallons of water for an average shower. By using a low-flow showerhead instead, however, you can save up to 15 gallons of water per shower.
Here at The Heights, we want to do all we can to protect the environment and promote sustainable living—not just by preserving water, but also by reducing unnecessary paper and plastic waste and recycling. Here’s what we do to stay eco-friendly at The Heights Apartments.
We Save on Water
Since Signal Hill is prone to droughts like the rest of California, we do all we can to use less water. First, our property has drought-tolerant landscaping, which means we use plants, such as succulents, that don’t require much water. We have also installed a drip irrigation system and replaced some grass and mulch areas with beautiful stone. This allows us to save thousands of gallons of water on our landscaping.
We also save on water indoors with our plumbing system. The average toilet uses about 3.5 gallons of water each time they flush, but the low-flow toilets we have in our community use about 20 percent less water than regular toilets. Each low-flow toilet can save up to 13,000 gallons of water per year!
We Encourage Recycling
Recycling is a great way to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, and it can make a big difference for our planet. We have recycling bins in our office, and we encourage all residents to recycle as well. You can recycle items like empty cans, plastic bottles and containers, paper, and flattened cardboard. However, you cannot recycle liquid, food, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or cups with wax or plastic coating.
Here in Signal Hill, you can take your recycling to EDCO Recycling & Transfer. By making a small change in habit, you can make a big impact on the state of our environment.
We Save on Paper and Plastic
At The Heights at Signal Hill, we save on paper by doing everything—rent payments, service requests, applications, and notices—online. Not only is this more convenient for our residents, but it is also better for the environment.
We’re Excited to Announce Organic Waste Recycling!
Organic waste recycling will be coming soon to our local community, and we can’t wait to participate! 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. We’ll keep you up to date as this program expands throughout the state.
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!
In addition to our online services, we have installed a water bottle refill station on the property to encourage our residents to use reusable water bottles. If we each used our own reusable water bottle, we could significantly reduce the waste from plastic water bottles in our oceans and landfills.
We want to do everything we can to take care of the environment and live eco-friendly. If you are looking for an apartment complex that cares as much about the earth as you do, The Heights apartments could be the best place for you!