Recycling programs are employed extensively throughout The Irvine Ranch.
- Green waste is recycled as mulch. Future residential areas are being utilized today for mulch operations that take green clippings left from trimming and pruning, process them into mulch and re-use the mulch in landscaped areas.
- “E-cycling” programs are in place across the Irvine Company portfolio.
- Eco-friendly products are used by all divisions, including recycled paper in all restrooms and biodegradable cleaning supplies that are environmentally safe. In addition, chemical dilution stations that eliminate packaging and use micro-fiber mops are used.
- Irvine Company Retail Properties diverts more than 620 tons of trash and debris annually from local landfills. In addition, the Storm Drain Filter Inserts program diverts 14 tons of trash and debris annually from reaching the ocean, while an additional 365 pounds of usable material have been separated and recycled.