Did you know that a toilet uses 3.5 gallons of water every time it flushes? You would be surprised at how much water can be wasted from small things like flushing a toilet. That’s why it’s important to be aware of your habits and to do your best to reduce waste.

Are you looking for an apartment where you can go green at home? At Lakewood Manor, we’ve got you covered. Here is what we do to reduce the waste of water, paper, and plastic.

Water

One way we save on water is through our drought-tolerant landscaping. We use plants, such as succulents, that don’t require much water and have a drip irrigation system that eliminates the need to waste gallons of water with hoses and sprinklers.

We also save water with our low-flow toilets. Instead of the 3.5 gallons that most toilets use when they flush, ours use about 20 percent less. This might not seem like a big difference, but each toilet can actually save 13,000 gallons of water per year!

Paper

At Lakewood Manor, we go paperless 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! 

Plastic

One way we reduce plastic waste is with our water bottle refill stations. Instead of always buying disposable plastic bottles, you can carry around a reusable water bottle and just refill it whenever you need. 

We also reduce plastic by encouraging recycling. You can recycle clean plastic bottles and containers. However, be careful not to recycle plastic shopping bags, plastic wrap, or cups with plastic or wax coating. Here in Lakewood, you can take your recycling to Good Earth Recycling Center.

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 all we can to help our residents go green at home. If you care about the environment as much as we do, you will love living at Lakewood Manor!