Air monitoring shows that over 90 percent of Californians breathe unhealthy levels of one or more air pollutants during some part of the year. The need for eco-friendly change is greater than it ever has been.

Here at River House Apartments, we want to do all we can to protect the environment and promote sustainable living. Here are some things that we are doing here at River House to be more eco-friendly and improve our environment.

Saving Water

Since Santa Ana is one of many places prone to droughts, we do all we can to use water sparingly. We have cut down on water waste by planting drought-resistant plants and replacing some grass and mulch areas with beautiful stone. In areas that need watering, we have a drip irrigation system that wastes much less water than traditional sprinkling systems. These measures allow us to save thousands of gallons of water on our landscaping.

Concerning our plumbing, we have low-flow toilets, which use about 20 percent less water than regular toilets. Each low-flow toilet can surprisingly save up to 13,000 gallons of water per year!

Reducing Paper and Plastic

At River House Apartments, we are cutting down on paper and plastic waste. We go paperless by doing everything—rent payments, service requests, applications, and notices—online. This switch to paperless has helped us to be much more eco-friendly while also providing a more convenient process for our residents. 

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 order to reduce plastic waste, we have provided a water bottle refill station on the property. This has been significantly reducing the waste from plastic water bottles.

Encouraging Recycling

One of the best ways to be more eco-friendly is to recycle. Our residents are encouraged to recycle along with our staff. Recycling bins have been conveniently located in our office. 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. 

Recycling can also be taken locally in Santa Ana 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 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.

We want to do everything we can to take care of the environment and make a difference right here in California. If you are looking for eco-friendly apartments, River House Apartments apartments is the perfect place for you!