louisville ky waterfront parkThe Courier-Journal has reported that Louisville Waterfront Park has lost $420,000 in annual funding. The downtown park board is cutting expenses and scouring for additional sources of funds.

Waterfront Development Corp. Executive Director David Karem cites several major changes in the budget due to the loss. Layoffs and security cuts are being avoided as best as they can. A number of major events, including Abbey Road on the River, the Forecastle Festival, Kentucky Derby Festival, and others will not be affected.

Louisville Waterfront Budget Cuts

  • $79,000 Fourth of July Independence Festival dropped
  • $32,000 Karem 15 percent pay cut to salary and benefits
  • $46,000 16 staff members foregoing 2 percent raise due to most city employees
  • $40,000 Reduction in maintenance, equipment, scenery, and Thunder Over Louisville party

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Louisville Metro CouncilThe Courier-Journal reported that the Louisville Metro Council narrowly voted for a 2 percent fee to be paid by many Louisville Gas & Electric natural gas customers. The fee was proposed by Mayor Greg Fischer last month. The expected start date of the fee is December 1.

Residents of old Louisville and the unincorporated county will be expected to pay an additional $13 a year per household. The increase will generate about $3.6 million a year. Mayor Fischer plans to use this money to fund public safety improvements, most notably new police officers to keep city streets safe.

As expected, there is much debate over this issue. Some city leaders say the increase is needed because the money for public safety programs is “not there.” Louisville residents feel as though they are taxed enough and would like the programs to be paid with existing funds.

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Moon-leeslandfillThe Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting that the EPA will be testing Riverside Gardens homes for toxic chemicals. Dangerous vapors from the Lees Lane hazardous waste landfill may be seeping into nearby homes.

Protecting Louisville, KY Environment

The sampling, which will start in late June, comes more than 15 years after the EPA first found problems with a methane-gas collection system that is also supposed to safeguard the Riverside Gardens neighborhood from chemical gases migrating from decades of buried waste.

Monitoring wells installed by the EPA last year found that methane no longer was a problem, but gas levels of seven other toxic chemicals were high enough to warrant testing homes. Contaminants of concern include Benzene, 1,3-butadiene, Carbon tetrachloride, Chloroform, Tetrachlorethylene, Trichloroethylene and Vinyl chloride.

It may take up to two months for test results to be returned.If necessary, the EPA will install remediation equipment.

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louisville kyResidents of the Urban Services District of Louisville (the pre-merger City of Louisville boundaries) can now sign up by text & email to be reminded of your junk set-out dates. View the list of acceptable items for pickup.

Residential Dumpsters Louisville

Of course, sometimes you need to set out items that Louisville neighborhood services do not accept. Or maybe you need to set out more than the three allotted items. For these situations, call Moon Mini Dumpsters!

Moon provides residential dumpsters in Louisville at an outstanding rate! Maximize your space with one of our “Mini” dumpsters at a minimal cost. Rather than pay additional fees for neighborhood junk removal, pay ONE low cost and use one of our dumpsters for as long as you need.

Call Bob Jones today for a FREE dumpster evaluation! Bob will make sure you get the RIGHT size dumpster for your junk. This way you do not pay extra for UNUSED space. “Ask for the MOON…and get it!”

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kilgore house garden tour louisville

kilgore house garden tour louisvilleLouisville residents: Don’t miss the 2014 Kilgore House & Garden Tour this weekend, May 17-18, 10-5pm both days.

This year’s tour includes six gardens, with two homes open for touring, two large estates, and two small “gardener’s” gardens. Proceeds benefit the Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center. The Center was created to fill a need in the Louisville community for affordable mental health and counseling services for patients, including those who have limited resources.

Visit the website for tickets or information on how to volunteer for this wonderful event.

Moon Mini Dumpsters proudly supports our local Louisville community and events.

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louisville residential roll off containerOften people wonder whether they should rent a dumpster or hire a junk removal company. While both services can be beneficial, be sure to research both options completely before placing an order.

Moon Dumpsters in Louisville provides mini dumpsters for residential and commercial clients. Our dumpsters are designed for maximum volume while occupying minimum space on your property.

Junk Removal Caveats

Who are they working for?

There are not many LOCAL, family owned junk removal businesses that you can trust. Many are either an out-of-town operation or some guys just looking to make some dough. Not that there’s anything wrong with being hard working and making money, but whose side are they on?

Most junk removal companies charge by the load size. Thus, a dishonest company or person has NO INCENTIVE to load the truck efficiently. Dumpster containers, on the other hand, can be selected to fit your specific needs and are designed to achieve maximum capacity.

Is it worth your time?

Junk removal is a one-time thing. They show up, remove some stuff, and that’s it. But what if more junk or garbage needs to be removed? You would have to schedule another appointment.

Dumpster rentals typically last from 3-7 days. This allows for plenty of time to guarantee that ALL items have been removed. Also, you may decide that you want to add more junk than previously planned. It’s OK. Keep the dumpster until YOU are ready.

Moon Mini Dumpsters are designed to fit into smaller, more convenient spaces than traditional bulky containers. This allows for easy placement in driveways, alleys, yards and alongside houses. Loading your dumpster has never been easier!

Call Bob Jones today for a FREE dumpster evaluation! (502) 772-2821 ”Ask for the Moon…And get it!”

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louisville mini dumpster owner bob jonesWorking in the garbage collection and trash hauling industry, we get this question A LOT. Our classic response is it depends on the entirety of the situation. Certain factors may make one choice more applicable. Moon Mini Dumpsters in Louisville often finds that dumpsters can be more cost efficient.

Things to consider between junk removal and roll off containers:
-Budget-How much can you spend?
-Manpower-Are you getting any assistance?
-Nature of the job-A lot of furniture? Garbage?

Advantages to DIY Containers

Can be “labor-free”-The customer does not pick up or drop off the dumpster. If you can find relatives or neighbors, or maybe even hire one or two local teens to load the dumpster, you can spend a fraction of the cost compared to “professionals.”

Comprehensive Services-What if you don’t want to get rid of EVERYTHING? Companies like MOON offer portable storage as well as containers. Keep what you want and throw out what you don’t!

Environmentally Friendly-Many 21st century mini dumpster companies are “green.” This means they sort through for recycling and reusable items. Junk removal often means things just get thrown away.

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louisville construction dumpstersA dumpster is a piece of equipment people do not think about until they need one. It is difficult to anticipate a situation that would require such capacity. Many people probably could not think of a reason for one on the spot if they were asked. Moon Mini Dumpsters would like to suggest 5 reasons why people would use one of our mini dumpsters:

  1. Major overhauls-often caused by damage due to water or fire
  2. Excessive bulk items-many local service departments have a 1 or 2 item limit for curb side pickup
  3. Interior/Exterior remodeling-disposing of the previous materials often requires extra waste container space
  4. Construction site cleanup
  5. Landlords/Rental Agencies-removing junk, furniture and appliances left behind by previous tenants

If you need a dumpster for these or any other reason, call Bob Jones at (502) 772-2821 for a FREE estimate! Bob will help determine the best mini dumpster to fit your needs.

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nine cubic yard mini dumpster

9 cu yd mini dumpster

Do you need to do some spring cleaning around your Louisville home? A Moon mini dumpster is perfect for the job. Call Bob Jones today for a free service evaluation.

Louisville Mini Dumpsters

So why a “Mini” roll off dumpster?

Sometimes a cleanup project does not call for a large, bulky container. Sometimes a smaller, more manageable dumpster is the best option. Moon mini dumpsters fit well in tight spaces. We can place them next to your house, garage, or alleyway. This makes loading them much easier for you. Less travel from the house to the dumpster means you can complete your spring cleaning in LESS TIME.

9 Cubic Yard Dumpster

The 9 yd dumpster is perfect for small to medium-sized cleaning projects:

  • Holds as much as 4.5 pickup trucks
  • 10 ft long x 8 ft wide x 3.5 ft deep
  • Up to 5,000 lbs

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IN recycling coalitionA study commissioned by the Indiana Department of Commerce (IDOC) as part of the National Recycling Coalition’s U.S. Recycling Economic Information (U.S. REI) Study shows that recycling in Indiana is working!

Recycling in Indiana

IN recycling study statsIndiana’s recycling/reuse industry boasts:

• 1,700 recycling and reuse establishments
• $3 billion in annual payroll
• $19 billion in annual revenues
• 75,000 people employed

The recycling industry contributes $285 million in state government tax revenues annually.

For more information about recycling in Indiana visit the Indiana Recycling Coalition.

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