While many people in today’s world have recognized the need to live more eco-friendly, there is still much room for improvement. For instance, 91 percent of plastic doesn’t get recycled, and this plastic ends up contaminating our environment and harming wildlife.

At Lantern Bay Apartments, we strive to do our part to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle. Some steps we have taken to go green include implementing drought-tolerant landscaping, installing low-flow toilets, moving our paperwork online, having bottle refill stations, and encouraging recycling. If you are looking for eco-friendly apartments, Lantern Bay is the place for you!

Drought-Tolerant Landscape

Since Orange, CA, is prone to droughts, we have implemented drought-tolerant landscaping. This means we use plants that don’t require much water, such as succulents. We have also installed a drip irrigation system and limit the number of grass areas that require watering. This setup allows us to save gallons of water each day! 

Low-Flow Toilets

In the apartments, we save water with our low-flow toilets. While most toilets use about 3.5 gallons of water every time they flush, ours use about 20 percent less. Each low-flow toilet can surprisingly save up to 13,000 gallons of water per year.

Paperless Processes

At Lantern Bay, we save paper by moving our paperwork online, including applications, rent payments, service requests, and notices. Not only does this eliminate the need for unnecessary paper waste, but it is also much more convenient for 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! 

Bottle Refill Station

We have a bottle refill station on the property, so there is no need to buy disposable plastic water bottles; residents can simply refill their reusable bottles whenever they need to.


One of the best ways to live green is to recycle. We have recycling bins in our office, and we encourage all residents to recycle as well. Here are some things you can and can’t recycle:

  • Do recycle: plastic bottles and containers, empty cans, paper, and flattened cardboard
  • Don’t recycle: food, liquid, plastic bags, plastic wrap, or cups with wax or plastic coating

Here in Orange, you can recycle at  Next Generation Recycling. Making this extra effort to recycle can make a huge 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. We’ll keep you up to date as this program expands throughout the state.

We want to do everything we can to promote eco-friendly living. If you are looking for an apartment complex that cares as much about the earth as you do, Lantern Bay Apartments is the perfect place for you!