Moon dumpsters will take care of your trash and household waste when it becomes unmanageable so that you don't have to burn it in your backyard.

Why You Should Never Burn Household Waste

When trash and debris start piling up, it might be ingrained in some of us that the most effective, time-saving, and economical way to get rid of it is to throw it in a heap and burn it.

Especially now, as spring edges into the weather and it warms up enough that folks take it as a sign to start shaking off the last vestiges of winter and jump right into the thick of spring cleaning and DIY projects or renovations, a lot of us find that there’s a whole lot of junk that’s accumulated over the colder months, both inside and outside.

The worst part of it is that these things might come in quantities that seem unreasonable and would require far too much work to haul to your nearest garbage dump. The only thing left to do seems to be to burn all the clutter and scraps that won’t fit in your trash container.

What you may not have been told, though, is that burning your household waste has tons of unintentional consequences – both direct and indirect.

Consider the Consequences

Barrel burning is a practice that has been outlawed by cities across the country, and for good reason. It’s the same thing as burning your household waste in your fire pit, a fireplace, or a pile of stick in your backyard.

Here’s four big, extensively-studied reasons not to burn your trash and debris!

1. It compromises your health.

Especially in small areas, smoke is never the best for you to be inhaling. But when it comes to household waste, the temperature that it burns at does not combust materials efficiently, which releases the pollutants and harmful chemicals that were used to make what you’re burning – such as plastics, rubber, and other materials that become cancerous when broken down – or were sprayed onto it, like pesticides or wood treatments, into the air. This can lead to the development or the exacerbation of severe health issues, especially for children, teenagers, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with preexisting respiratory conditions like asthma, allergies, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, or emphysema.

2. It has negative impacts on the environment.

All of those bad chemicals and pollutants don’t only affect the air quality. These byproducts can sink into the soil and infiltrate the groundwater supply, as well, especially if you’re burning in large or frequent quantities. But, even taking away the big picture, the most affected area will be that at ground zero, which means your lawn and garden will be bearing a substantial portion of the environmental impact.

3. You can’t control it.

There is very little that you can control when it comes to fire, even if it’s in a contained space in an open area. Fires can still start as trees and plants start to dry out in the warmer days, and it only takes a fly-away piece of smoldering paper to start something bigger. The smoke, especially if burning chemically-made waste, will change with the wind, and it might cause a sore spot with your neighbors, who will be just as exposed to the smell, health impacts, and environmental impacts are you and your family.

4. You could get fined.

In Kentucky and Southern Indiana, open burn violation fines can range from $2,500-$25,000. A full list of items that you can and cannot burn in Kentucky can be found on the government website in PDF format here, and the same list for Indiana can be found on their government website, as well.

Look at Other Options

Renting a dumpster is an options that can cost you less, is far easier, and much better for you, the environment, and your reputation than burning your trash.

Moon Dumpsters offers delivery right to your driveway and then straight to the dump when you’re done, so you don’t have to worry about transporting your household waste, only getting it out of your house and yard and into one of our premium dumpsters! We offer a variety of sizes that range from 6 cubic yards to 40, so you won’t have a problem finding one that isn’t overkill for a job that was just out of reach of your truck, or one that can fit big projects.

Don’t burn your household waste – send it to the Moon!

Consider renting a Moon Mini Dumpster, no matter what size project you choose to undertake. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. Affordable and lightweight, a dumpster will be delivered directly to you and placed on boards for surface protection. We are environmentally-friendly, locally-owned, and willing to work with any time frame. Give us a call at 502-772-2821 to learn more!

How winter changes your backyard and how to keep it alive.

How Winter Changes Your Backyard and Why You’ll Want a Dumpster Come Spring

Winter is a wonderful, beautiful season necessary in most parts of the world for the natural environment to flourish; unfortunately, our precisely-landscaped lawns, gardens, and outdoor structures aren’t always included in the ‘flourishing’ facet of the season. We all know that colder temperatures, less and weaker sunlight, and snowy, icy precipitation causes dormancy in most plants, but that most don’t die over the winter. Despite a lot of winter changes, your yard will likely make a comeback on its own!

So why would you need a dumpster in the spring?

Even if you think that you won’t need something as large as a dumpster (and Moon offers sizes as small as 6 yards for all dumpster needs), remember that bulky yard waste might not be accepted by your neighborhood garbage services, and that dumping yard waste can be illegal and have negative consequences on the environment by damaging native plants, lowering soil quality, and spreading invasive plant species.

So, even though lawns are quite resilient with the correct care and environmentally-adjusted greenery choices, the amount of work that will need to be put in when springtime comes around again depends heavily on a lot of different factors, such as:

  • The amount of pre-winter lawncare you took part in
  • The type and longevity of precipitation and weather that you experience during the winter months
  • What your vision for your springtime yard is
  • How long you’re willing to wait for full lawn recovery

Based on these components, here are some very common winter changes that make a good reason for getting a dumpster for your springtime yard revival so that you can save time, money, and effort!

Fallen Sticks and Limbs

Especially if you had periods of heavy precipitation followed by large amounts of snow, you sometimes might not even be aware of what lurks under the undisturbed blankets of snow until it all melts. Sticks and limbs that fall during the winter might be too water-damaged to use in backyard fires by the time you get around to it, and can fill up your yard waste bin pretty quickly if you choose to try and fit them there.

Deck Damage

The combination of heavy ice, trampled snow, and trickles of water that sit on it all winter, your deck is a very important item to check when it clears off, especially if it’s old or was already showing signs of weakness and damage before the winter. Don’t wait for injuries to happen! If you do decide that its time for a new surface and DIY the breakdown, we have a dumpster size to fit your project!

Dead Plants

Not all plants are suitable for long winters, and there are always other factors that can have a hand in taking even the most resilient plants out. Weighty ice can break down stems and support, salt from de-icers can cause dehydration and salt burns, deep frost can destroy a plant or tree’s central root system, and late frost can be a silent killer when you think you’re in the clear.

Critter Damage

While looking for a snug, snow-free home for the winter, backyard critters might cause some accidental decimation in your yard. You might find that shrubs and trees have been stripped for food or sit on top of newly-dug hole-homes that create structural instability. While most of this damage has the potential to be reversible, if your yard was a hotspot for wildlife, there might be some greenery that just won’t make a comeback in the spring. Winter changes to your yard aren’t always caused by the weather!

Frost Cracks

In a lot of cases regarding frost cracks in trees from water infiltrating the wood and expanding when it freezes, there won’t be any need for removal. But if you notice structural instability in a very young or very old tree that is dying from too many, too often and can’t take the stress, you might want to consider removal and replacement. If you aren’t convinced, here’s 5 Reasons to Remove Dead Trees from Your Yard.

Matted Grass

After months of packed-in snow, ice, and little feet pitter-pattering everything into an even more compact layer, you should expect your grass to look a little worse for wear. With some help from tips on lawncare in the late winter and early spring, your grass should come back nice and strong. But to help aerate and groom it, raking any loose debris is recommended by most lawncare experts! If you have a big yard, that might be a big job – too much for a regular yard waste bin.

New Weed Growth

Finally, after a winter off-duty from weed watching, pulling, and spraying, these pesky plants will be some of the first to pop up and thrive in the warming temperatures and increased sunlight. Once you’ve psyched yourself up for the job, Moon dumpsters is here to haul it all away!

Moon Has Your Back This Spring

Backyard winter changes aren’t all bad and they also aren’t all so serious that drastic measures must be taken. But, as seen above, there are many ways that changes could need a dumpster. Moon has you covered!

Consider renting a Moon Mini Dumpster, no matter what size project you choose to undertake. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. Affordable and lightweight, a dumpster will be delivered directly to you and placed on boards for surface protection. We are environmentally-friendly, locally-owned, and willing to work with any time frame. Give us a call at 502-772-2821 to learn more!

Should I remove dead trees from my yard?

5 Reasons Why You Should Remove Dead Trees From Your Yard

When you landscape a yard, it never seems complete without a nice, big, shady tree to hang a tire swing from or build a treehouse in. They’re sturdy, they’re hardy, and they bring an extra aesthetic and dimensional pop to your yard that you can’t always get with shrubs and flowers. But trees, just like all other organic matter, can still succumb to a whole list of afflictions that cause them to die – sometimes in obvious ways, and sometimes in more subtle ways.

When you know you have a dead tree, or even a dying tree, on your property, though, action needs to be taken.

In a forest or a heavily wooded area, these dead or dying trees are also called snag trees, and can be very helpful to the environment – so much so that there are certain amounts of snag trees often required to be left standing. This is not, however, the case when it comes to dead trees in your yard. Here’s 5 reasons why you need to remove dead trees from your yard – the sooner the better!

Why You Should Remove Dead Trees From Your Yard

1. They’re a Safety Hazard

This is the first and most important reason for you to remove dead trees is because they pose a safety risk. As trees die and begin to decompose, they also begin to lose their structural integrity. The root system holding them in the ground will likely rot away, the bark will become loose, and the wood that once made it strong crumbles.

That means that the treehouse you built becomes more liable to fall, and anyone standing near or under the tree at any point in time is taking a huge risk of falling branches. Your house is put in the danger zone should any branches or the entire tree uproot itself in a storm, and you’ll be held responsible if any cars or houses are injured in the process as well.

2. They Can Attract Pests

If you thought that your living trees were the home to a variety of insects before, you won’t want to do any exploring in your dead ones. Dead wood is an especially attractive place for insects to make their home, as the wood becomes more malleable and more easily moved – and sometimes eaten – by certain species. Some of the most dangerous pest species that can end up doing a lot more damage than taking up residence in your dead trees include:

  • Ants, especially carpenter ants
  • Wasps
  • Bees
  • Wood-Boring Beetles
  • Termites

These pests can very quickly invade your home and healthy trees and threaten their integrity, as well as accelerate the rate at which the dead tree is decomposing, which makes it even more of a safety risk.

3. They Can Infect Other Trees

Whether by infectious tree diseases or invasive pests, dead trees have a high potential of passing both the afflictions they died from or what they developed as an effect of death on to other trees. This, then, multiplies your risk of dead and unstable trees and the amount of pests on your property that can develop into an outbreak if not controlled.

This was seen with the Emerald Ash Borer, which is an invasive insect that has wiped out a huge population of Ash trees in the Midwest because control methods were not studied and implemented quickly enough. When you have a dead tree, the best defense is to remove it as quickly as possible to prevent any risk of infection or pest spread.

4. They Can Devalue Your Property

While most people think that this reason doesn’t apply to them if they aren’t actively trying to sell their house or land, it’s actually pertinent to all home owners. Anyone who has ever planted a sapling or had to treat and care for trees knows that these plants are long-term investments. In order to take into consideration your property value, you have to think in terms of the ‘big picture.’

Trees can get very big, and they play an important role in the ecosystem of your yard. Even if you aren’t planning on selling your house in the near future, keep in mind that it will take some time for that ecosystem to recover from the loss of even one tree. This, combined with the time that it will take for the area to heal in terms of aesthetics, requires some forward thinking. You might need a stump grinded down, your grass will need to regrow where falling branches may have damaged it and where the stump used to reside, and you’ll likely have A LOT of yard work and waste to clean up after the fact – all of which contributes to the property value.

5. They Can Cost You a Lot In the Long Run

As the culmination of what most of the previous reasons revolve around, dead trees will end up costing you much more than a tree removal service will if you choose to wait. Reconstruction costs if the tree falls on a house or fence, insurance if it falls on a car, a lower property value, pest removal services if pests that made a home in your dead tree invade your home, and more tree removal services if disease spreads to the surrounding trees – it can all be avoided by early detection and early removal.

Don’t wait for these costs to pop up, and when you suspect a tree on your property has died, get an expert opinion or a removal service so that you can avoid all these unnecessary costs in the long run. And then after, when you need a yard waste removal service, give Moon Dumpsters a call! We deliver dumpsters from 6-40 ft for however big your tree removal waste may be!

Consider renting a Moon Mini Dumpster, no matter what size project you choose to undertake. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. Affordable and lightweight, a dumpster will be delivered directly to you and placed on boards for surface protection. We are environmentally-friendly, locally-owned, and willing to work with any time frame. Give us a call at 502-547-1974 to learn more!

Budget Backyard Makeover Tips for Renovation and Remodeling

How To Do a Backyard Makeover on A Budget

Owning a house is expensive.

Not just the initial buy, or the materials needed to move, or upkeep of the existing features of the house – but the renovations needed can put a real ding in your wallet. Now, not all renovations or upgrades are necessary for a house to be functional – such as backyard makeover – but the appearance of the house can have a real effect on overall happiness and satisfaction in your home.

Besides, it’s your home, why shouldn’t it look the way you want to?

Especially when it comes to backyards – which can play a big part in hosting social gatherings, creating a safe, fun place for you, your children, and your pets to play around in, and vastly increasing a property’s value – renovation expenses can rack up pretty quickly.

To help you remodel on a budget, we’ve compiled a small list of Dos and Don’ts to keep your costs down while still revamping your backyard’s look for the better.


Use What You Have

We know it’s hard doing DIY renovations with little experience and limited time in your day, but using what you already have is one of the best ways to keep costs to a minimum when remodeling.

A lot of the ‘renovations have to be expensive’ stigma stems from the fact that everyone wants new stuff. New wood, new playhouses, new decks, new furniture, new grills – while they might be easier and reflect exactly what you want with minimal work on your part, unfortunately, low-budget renovations don’t allow for all new materials.

Luckily, unless there’s seen or unseen damage to what you have already available and installed in your yard, most of the times, they can be great starts to DIY fixer uppers. Dreary concrete decks can be painted or made the base to an over-lay material to give it a new look, old furniture can be repainted, repurposed, or reupholstered, and broken wood can be torn down for space and repurposing in another part of the yard.

There are plenty of step-by-step tutorials on the internet for crafty, thrifty flip projects to follow!

Add Lighting

Depending on where you live, rainy seasons and longer periods of darkness can put a real damper on how your backyard looks. How can it look good if you can’t see it?

Putting up simple lighting solutions could be the solution or just the first step in your yard renovations. String lights, lanterns, path lighting, stair lighting, and spot lighting can be just the en’light’ening detail your backyard needs to look like a completely different space.

Just make sure you take into account the raised energy bills, unless the lighting runs on solar power!

Define your Spaces

By allocating designated areas to your backyard layout, you can easily make a far more appealing and aesthetic space. You can even go a step further and physically define those areas – colored mulch makes for a great ground cover around garden areas or play areas, and metal, brick, or stone edges for landscaping and garden areas can protect against ground overgrowth and section off non-grassy areas to keep it full and to itself. Lawncare technique can also lend to definition by weed-eating rigid lines around your property line, house walls, and deck areas. Keeping storage spaces available in each sections can mitigate debris and enhance the visual appearance of your yard – for example, keeping dog toys, children’s’ toys, and grill equipment in bins and bigger items like mowers and bikes in sheds or nooks around the yard.

Installing yard and garden pathways is also a powerful way to establish lines and a hierarchy of importance in your yard, as well as providing a safe walking area that won’t carve unintentional paths through your grass. These can be DIYed with stone, wood, gravel, mulch, with edges and without, flat, raised, built-in or freestanding – whatever floats your boat and fits your style and budget!

Make a Color-Code

Similar to interior design, having a color-code to your backyard can have an immense effect on the remodeling of your space. This color palate can apply to just about anything – from plants to décor to ground materials. With a few cans of spray paint, you can repaint furniture, plant pots, stones, pathways, sheds (which might take a little more than spray paint), tables, even walls and accents to compliment each other and sharpen up your yard’s aesthetic. Reupholstering or finding some new cushions and outdoor rugs to match each other can also make a huge difference in bringing your yard’s look together.

Don’t be afraid to plant colorfully, as well! If you’re someone who can’t keep plants alive, plant some low-maintenance landscaping plants instead of sweating over a garden that might not be suited for your climate.

Think Vertical

A pretty distinct way to embellish your yard landscape is to think vertically – height distinguishes and de-monotonizes your land so that you can highlight some parts with natural décor, color, and dimension while leaving others flat for your use. Some components that contribute to height can include:

  • Boulders
  • Trees
  • Vertical Vines
  • Vertical or Raised Gardens

This variation in height and depth can both assist in that definition concept and create natural places for the eye to rest when wandering instead of just a flat space. If rain is a big climate factor where you live, you can also plant a rain garden or engineer a landscape that utilizes rain water for plants, ponds, fountains, or rain-water pools.


Don’t Think ‘One and Done’

The first step and last of any renovation project is always maintenance. Clearing off ground spaces, keeping the yard clear from debris, washing stains off furniture and walls, and keeping up with your lawncare is an essential part of remodeling and backyard makeovers – the initial clean will make a difference in and of itself!

Pressure washers can be rented by themselves from most hardware stores, or local pressure washing services can do the job for you – either way, they’re a great way to freshen up your deck, patio, accent walls, fences, and exterior walls and they work on most materials so that you can get a perspective of how much money you really need to put into investing in anything new to replace things that just haven’t been upkept.

Don’t Discount Used or Bargain Materials

If you’re looking into refreshing your style entirely, sometimes the traditional stores and avenues of purchase aren’t the cheapest. Bargain stores may offer building materials and décor at a discounted price if they don’t sell well enough in primary home improvement and hardware stores, and you should always check around the community to see if anyone is selling used materials that you could repurpose. Estimates aren’t always accurate, and there may have been too much material bought for someone else’s remodeling project, or it might be the material being replaced that’s being sold, but either way, it will probably be cheaper than buying it new and in-store.

Décor, furniture, and the like are nearly always being sold online in marketplaces, groups, and designated individual buyer to seller websites – even if it’s not brand new, it will still be new to your space, and you might even find a match for your color palate that you couldn’t find in-store.

Don’t Use Temporary Solutions or Materials

There are plenty of quick fix improvements out there that work perfectly fine for small projects or place-holders while more permanent solutions are being funded or researched – a backyard makeover should not be a renovation of quick fixes and temporary solutions. Exposed to the elements and frequently used, oftentimes, they deteriorate at a far faster pace than any indoor project, which means that a temporary renovation may end up being more temporary than you expected and drain your finances if you intend to keep replacing it with something similar.

If you want to create a lasting backyard makeover – shoot for durable, quality solutions. Stick and peel wallpaper for your accent walls or sheds won’t last nearly as long as a coat of paint or a layer of siding, so if your budget runs out, no matter how much work you have left, rebuild some funds and continue the work with quality solutions instead of taking cuts that will cost you more in the future.

Don’t Ignore Proper Lawn Cultivation

As stated before, one of the most important aspects to a backyard makeover and renovations in general is keeping your work clean and cared for after the fact – otherwise you’ll be right back to where you started a few months later. If the actual lawn is an area of focus for your remodel, make sure you over-seed patchy parts only to get a consistent growth instead of seeding the entire yard, and keep it hydrated so that it grows right the first time.

If you change the makeup of your lawn entirely – like substituting your grass for natural materials such as moss, clover, mint, or thyme – search for methods that don’t force you to tear up your entire lawn with expensive tools and your valuable time. Aeration replacement is a practice where you punch holes in certain areas to fill with your substitute seeds and let it outgrow your grass.

Consider where you live and decide what kind of lawn will be best – there are plenty of grass alternatives that don’t require mowing if you don’t want to pay for gas, don’t require high amounts of water for drought areas, or contribute to the native wildlife for areas that are home to endangered species.

Don’t Leave Materials Out to Become Dingy

Clean, clean, clean – it’s the name of the game for a backyard makeover. When you choose décor materials the first time around, skip any fabric that will soak through and become dingy or susceptible to mildew, and make sure any wooden accent items and furniture are properly stained and weather-protected – no one wants rotting wood, soaked cushions, smelly rugs, or dirty surfaces ruining their hard remodeling work. Investing in some type of covering if your area is not already placed under balconies or open garages can solve weather-related problems and keep your newly-renovated areas safe, such as:

  • Tents
  • Umbrellas
  • Tree Cover
  • Pergolas
  • Mesh nets
  • Galvanized Panels
  • Awnings

Proper Disposal

However you choose to go about your backyard makeover, one thing is for certain – you’re likely to have some sort of waste. Instead of leaving it in a pile until you have time for it, deal with it immediately so that you can finish out your project strong.

Make sure you check your local disposal service and their terms, though, because not all pick-up services will accept certain types or sizes of waste, which leaves the responsibility to you, once again. If you choose to transport your waste yourself, be sure you have the correct safety equipment and proper transportation, so that your discarded yard waste doesn’t end up scattered in your car or all over the road.

One way to avoid this is to hire a dumpster service – that’s where Moon Mini Dumpsters comes in.

We’ll deliver your dumpster, which is offered in sizes:

  • 6 yard (10ft x 4ft x 4ft)
  • 9 yard (10ft x 8ft x 3.5ft)
  • 12 yard (11ft x 8ft x 4ft)
  • 16 yard (12ft x 8ft x 5ft)
  • 20 yard (15ft x 8ft x 5ft)
  • 30 yard (22ft x 8ft x 6ft)
  • 40 yard (22ft x 8ft x 7.5ft)

And then when you’re finished, we’ll pick it up again to transport any waste material you may have to the proper disposal locations! It eliminates the last steps so that you can sit back and relax in your newly remodeled backyard. Let us finish up your project for you!

Consider renting a Moon Mini Dumpster, no matter what size project you choose to undertake. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. Affordable and lightweight, a dumpster will be delivered directly to you and placed on boards for surface protection. We are environmentally-friendly, locally-owned, and willing to work with any time frame. Give us a call at 502-547-1974 to learn more!

Recycling Louisville, Things You Can Recycle

What Can I Recycle in Louisville Kentucky?

Disposing of waste in a clean and environmentally friendly manner is hard. From overrun landfills to bigger issues like this “garbage patch” in the Pacific Ocean, we clearly have some problems surrounding what to do with our garbage. Recycling is one solution and a great way to practice sustainability and conservation from home. Most cities, including Louisville, even have recycling pickup programs to make recycling as easy as possible. However, sometimes recycling can be confusing. Keeping track of everything you can and can’t recycle can leave you feeling lost, and may prevent some from recycling at all. That’s why we’ve put together this simple guide of what you can and can’t recycle here in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Do Recycle 

Paper and cardboard are recycling no-brainers. Things like newspapers, broken down cardboard boxes, and paper/cardboard drink cartons are all items that you can recycle with no issues. Similarly, you can also recycle most plastics. Things like water bottles, milk jugs, and food packaging are also allowed to be recycled in Louisville. Glass is another material commonly accepted. So if you have some old bottles or jars around the house make sure not to throw them away! The last material on our list of recycling “do’s” is metal. This includes empty cans, foil, and small foil/tin pans.

Don’t Recycle

Although the categories above contain many recyclable items, there are some notable exceptions. For example, although most glass and plastic items are accepted by the city, plastic bags and lightbulbs are not. Luckily, many stores like Kroger have their own recycling programs if you’d like to recycle your used shopping bags. Louisville also provides special recycling programs for recycling out of the ordinary items such as light bulbs, cooking oil, electronics, and batteries. Also, unfortunately styrofoam is not accepted for recycling pickup in Louisville, meaning throwing it away is the best course of action currently.

No fluids or hazardous materials are ever accepted for recycling pickup in Louisville. However, if you’re willing to put in a little extra effort, there are alternatives. Although potentially toxic materials like oil/lead based paint and old motor oil cannot be recycled normally, there are special facilities that accept them, like Louisville Metro’s hazardous materials disposal bin at 7501 Grade Lane. Always be extra careful when attempting to dispose of materials like these, since in the wrong places they could cause significant damage to the environment. 

What to do if you can’t recycle

Sometimes recycling just isn’t a reasonable waste management solution. Maybe you have too much waste to recycle, or maybe you are trying to dispose of materials that are not usually accepted for recycling like wood or old furniture. If this is the case, then Moon Mini Dumpsters might be what you need. Moon provides dumpsters of many sizes, from 6 to 40 cubic yards, to customers across Kentuckiana. Also, Moon Dumpsters is environmentally friendly, making every effort to recycle as much as possible, so you don’t need to feel guilty about throwing things away. If you live in Louisville or Lexington and are looking for waste management solutions, click here or call at (502) 772-2821  to learn more about Moon Companies!

Consider renting a Moon Mini Dumpster, no matter what size project you choose to undertake. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. Affordable and lightweight, a dumpster will be delivered directly to you and placed on boards for surface protection. We are environmentally-friendly, locally-owned, and willing to work with any time frame. Give us a call at 502-772-2821 to learn more!

Dumpster Rentals in Shively, Kentucky

Shively is a third-class city in the southwest region of Jefferson County, Kentucky. Located adjacent to the Ohio River, Shively boasts a population of over 15,000 residents with a dense suburban atmosphere.

If you live or work in Shively, you are in the service area of Moon, a locally-owned, full-service leasing company that offers roll-off dumpster rentals, portable restroom rentals, trailer and container rentals, greasetrap cleaning, refrigerated container rentals, and other related services. We’ve proudly served Shively, Louisville, and the surrounding regions for decades.

Keep reading to learn about the history of Shively, popular venues, upcoming events, and how Moon Dumpsters can help your family or business this year.

The Origins of Shively

The area currently known as Shively was first settled by farmers in the late 1700s. Certain individuals, such as the Shively family and Colonel William Pope, owned large portions of land. Christian William Shively owned over 1,000 acres, on which he built a mill and a tavern. The tavern became a popular rest-stop for travelers on the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike, which connected downtown Louisville to the Salt River. As it grew, this area became known as the “Shively Precinct.” In the mid 1800s, Shively attracted many German immigrants who constructed St. Helen’s Catholic Church. This caused the area to briefly be known as “St. Helens.” 

What To Do in Shively

Shively offers a variety of attractions. Parks include Shively Park and Leeds Park. There are three major distilleries in Shively: Brown Forman, Stitzel-Weller, and Michter’s. Altitude Trampoline Park offers plenty of family fun, as well as Danger Run, a haunted house. Popular restaurants include Rooster’s, Indi’s, and Texas Roadhouse. Shively is also located in close proximity to state landmarks like Churchill Downs, The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, and the Speed Art Museum. 

Upcoming Events in Shively

If you’re looking to get involved in Shively’s local community, there are plenty of ongoing projects and upcoming events to partake in. On April 16, the 4th Annual Shively Community Pancake Breakfast will be happening at the Heritage Center. Admission is free! Starting in June, the Shively Farmers & Artisans Market will be occurring weekly. See more upcoming events like city council meetings here

Dumpster Rentals in Shively, Kentucky

Moving to or from Shively? Undergoing renovations? Clearing out your yard? Moon Dumpsters is here to provide you small, affordable residential roll-off dumpsters. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. We also offer dumpsters for commercial jobs as well. We take pride in being an environmentally-friendly, locally-owned business. Get a fast, free quote from our website!


Dumpster Rentals in Prospect, Kentucky

Prospect is a charming suburban community located 15 minutes northeast of downtown Louisville. Situated within the bounds of both Jefferson and Oldham counties, Prospect offers a slower pace of life with plenty of amenities. Residents can enjoy numerous shopping centers, fine dining, water sports, parks, country clubs, golf courses, and much more. 

Popular Restaurants, Activities, and Parks in Prospect

Some popular restaurants in Prospect include Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grill, Mercato Italiano Trattoria and Market, Tea Station, Gelato Gilberto, The Pine Room, and Mojito Tapas Restaurant. Shopping enthusiasts love the Paddock Shops, which offer stores such as Gap, West Elm, Barnes and Noble, Banana Republic, and more.

For fans of water sports, Prospect has it all. Besides being located alongside the Ohio River, Prospect is bisected by Harrod’s Creek, a major tributary of the river. Residents can enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and boating between both interconnected bodies of water. 

Nature lovers can enjoy numerous parks in Prospect. Located on the edge of US-42, Putney’s Pond and Woodlands offers several walking trails and a fishing pond. In the attractive Hunting Creek subdivision, there is a large golf course, country club, and a popular park alongside Harrod’s Creek (called Harrod’s Creek Park). Located along the Ohio River, Hays Kennedy Park offers sports fields, courts, and trails. Walkers and bikers can enjoy the walking bridge path on the newly-constructed Lewis and Clark Bridge, which crosses the Ohio River.

The History of Prospect

For history buffs, Prospect has a lot to offer. Located along the scenic US-42, Prospect was settled as “Sand Hill” in the late 1700s. It became a way-station for many people travelling to Louisville, especially after the construction of the prosperous Westport Railway. In an effort to prevent Prospect from being overly-industrialized in the 1960s, the Hunting Creek and Fox Harbor subdivisions were built to provide desirable residences and preserve greenspace. In recent years, the affluent community of Norton Commons was constructed on the outskirts of Prospect. 

Dumpster Rentals in Prospect, Kentucky

If you’re moving to-or-from Prospect, undergoing a home remodeling project, landscaping your yard, or need a high-quality residential dumpster for any reason, contact Moon Dumpsters. We are a locally-owned company that has served Prospect and the surrounding areas for over two decades. We take pride in our environmentally-friendly practices, affordability, huge selection of sizes, and highly-skilled team.

Why Moon?

Moon offers the largest selection of affordable residential and commercial dumpster sizes on the market! We can provide 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard open-top, roll-off dumpsters for your home remodeling or junk disposal needs. Our bright green dumpsters are professionally-maintained and attractive. We often can deliver same-day, or within 2-3 business days. We take pride in our recycling and environmentally-friendly policies.

When it comes to dumpster rentals, we offer unbeatable prices, size options, and customer service. Give us a call or contact us online today, and we can help you find the best dumpster to fit your needs. We look forward to meeting you!


Rent Dumpster For Remodeling, Moving, Landscaping Projects in Kentucky and Indiana

7 Ways To Use A Dumpster This Summer

During the many months of pandemic restrictions and remote work orders, millions of people have had more time to delve into homebound activities, whether it be baking bread, planting a garden, or undergoing extensive remodeling. In fact, according to Bank of America’s 2021 Homebuyers report, over 65% of millennials intend to begin a renovation project sometime this year!

Whether you’re remodeling your entire house, finally cleaning out your garage, or just trying to repair a leaking roof, renting a mini dumpster may be the best choice you ever make! Keep reading to find out 7 common activities that call for a dumpster.

7 Ways To Use A Dumpster This Summer

1. Remodeling

Remodeling creates a lot of waste, from unwanted furniture to broken pieces of plaster, brick, wood, and other disassembled building materials. Instead of letting dust-ridden, useless trash fill up your space until you lug it to the curb, why not work as you go with a rental dumpster? Throw whatever has to go into the dumpster, and we’ll handle the rest.

2. Moving

Whether you’re moving into a new house, out of an old one, or doing both at once, you’ll likely need a dumpster rental! You’ve got junk. Whether it’s yours or the previous owner of your new house, you likely want it gone, fast, and a dumpster is the quickest, easiest way of providing space for congregating everything you don’t need.

3. Garage Cleanout

Many of us use our garages as secondary storage, allowing them to fill up with old furniture, toys, tools, and other unneeded items. If you’re thinking about taking a deep-dive into your garage this summer, or maybe hosting a garage sale, consider renting a Moon dumpster first! With a dumpster, you can quickly sort through what really matters, bringing the peace of mind of a renewed and organized space.

4. Landscaping

You may not think it, but landscaping your yard produces a lot of waste! More particularly: topsoil, loose concrete, plant scraps, old bricks, dead tree limbs and brush, a rotting deck, etc. A mini dumpster is not only convenient, but under-the-radar, allowing a months-long or days-long project to be kept tidy. Nobody wants their trash to hinder their progress, right?

5. Community Projects

If you’re involved in your local neighborhood organization, you may take part in endeavors such as a community garden, a neighborhood block party, a park clean-up, or a multi-home yard sale. Split the costs of a dumpster with your community to make the process as smooth sailing as possible!

6. Home Repairs

From natural disasters to regular wear-and-tear, all houses need repairs in time. If you’re planning any repairs this month, consider renting a dumpster. Whether you’re dealing with a flooded basement, replacing the roof, or tearing down a broken fence, a dumpster is integral to streamlining the process.

7. Hosting An Event

Are you managing a big event, like a wedding? Maybe you own your own event venue? You may be surprised with the amount of trash produced by a large-scale celebration. Investing in a dumpster can be a surefire way to get a handle on all that waste, from plates, food, cups, garbage bags and other disposable materials.

Consider renting a Moon Mini Dumpster, no matter what size project you choose to undertake. Our driveway dumpsters come in 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard capacities. Affordable and lightweight, a dumpster will be delivered directly to you and placed on boards for surface protection. We are environmentally-friendly, locally-owned, and willing to work with any time frame. Give us a call at 502-772-2821 to learn more!

Eco-Friendly Remodeling

Remodeling your home can involve a lot of materials and waste. Fortunately, there are many ways you can ensure you are reducing the impact your remodel has on the environment. Here are some simple ways to do eco-friendly remodeling!

Green Materials: Paint, Roofing, Flooring, and More

The materials you use are one area where you can go a long way in reducing your impact. These days, since so many people are eco-conscious, it’s not difficult to find green solutions. Take paint, for example. Did you know that you can buy VOC-free paint? VOC (volatile organic compounds) are toxic and found in many traditional paints, and can leak into the environment. You can buy VOC-free paint to avoid this issue.

Paint isn’t the only material you use that probably has a green alternative. Everything from roofing and flooring to stains and caulks have green options on the market today. If you are willing to put in the work to find them, you can significantly improve how eco-friendly your remodel will be.


If you’re re-doing a bathroom or kitchen, water is something else you should think about. Some faucets are more efficient than others. There are kinds of faucets that are low-flow, meaning they reduce the rate at which water flows. This is a helpful technique to lower how much water you use when doing everything from washing your hands, taking a shower, or doing the dishes. Consider low-flow faucets and showerheads to reduce how much water your household uses.

Energy-Efficiency for Eco-Friendly Remodeling

There are a couple of ways you can increase the energy efficiency of your home too. For starters, consider how you’re lighting the house. Any way you can utilize natural lighting through windows or glass doors will dramatically lower your electric usage. Additionally, if you do need light bulbs, go for LEDs as they are the most efficient type.

In the kitchen, you’ll want to think about the efficiency of your appliances. Your refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, and dishwasher can all benefit from an efficiency analysis. Plus, your stove itself might need a second look. Today, there are many electric stoves that are extremely efficient, and better for the environment than gas stoves.
Look for Used Furniture

If you are looking to replace or add in some furniture, consider buying used or refurbished to cut down on your impact. There are a number of refurbished furniture stores and non-profits that can offer a great selection. You can even peruse a local yard sale and stumble across a hidden gem that you could reuse for your home. Avoiding a new piece of furniture will let you lower your carbon footprint even more.

Moon Dumpsters makes sure that waste disposal is as environmentally-friendly as possible, with efficient trucks and green disposal practices. To learn more about Moon’s full-service dumpster rentals and get the dumpsters you need, visit our website or call us at 502-772-2821 today!

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Dumpster Rentals with Moon Dumpsters

Renting a dumpster is a great way to handle personal, commercial, and other types of projects. There are a lot of sizes and types of dumpsters that you can select from in the process. Here’s an overview of the dumpster rentals we offer and recommend for different projects.

Residential Dumpster Rentals

Moon Dumpsters offers a variety of dumpsters for rent that can take care of any size residential job. Our residential dumpsters are ideal for kitchen and bathroom demolitions, remodeling projects, and more. These dumpsters start as small as 6 cubic yards and go all the way up to 20 cubic yards.

A 6 yard dumpster is a great option for smaller remodeling projects like a small kitchen demolition, a basement overhaul, or redoing a garage. Many of our customers also choose this size for a lawn or yard cleanup. It offers enough space for those smaller projects at a great price.

A 9 yard dumpster offers a bit more space then the 6 yarder. As such, it’s a perfect fit for a normal sized kitchen remodeling job, or even a small kitchen plus bathroom remodel. It is also great for a deck demolition up to dimensions of 10’x18’. This dumpster will serve more medium-sized basement or garage renovations well too.

12 and 16 yard dumpsters offer extra space that you may need for some of those larger remodeling or demolition projects around the house. A large kitchen, basement, or garage that you are working on would benefit from this size. Our customers who are working on multiple smaller or average-sized projects tend to select this size too, given the extra space it provides. In particular, the 16 yard dumpster is a good option for multi-project needs given the large amount of debris and items it can hold.

Our 20 yard dumpster is the largest residential dumpster we offer. It has the capacity to handle all of the projects our smaller dumpsters can, at a larger scale. It’s also a good fit for a significant home addition project, a large fencing job, or a multi-deck demolition. This is the dumpster to rent if you know you’ll have a lot of material to content with.

30 and 40 Yard Dumpsters

Moon’s 30 and 40 yard dumpsters are an excellent choice for commercial jobs that need space for waste at a large scale. Our customers typically include contractors, construction sites, large building demolitions, and even commercial recycling jobs. The massive space these dumpsters offer make them very useful for large scale professional jobs.

Pricing and Quotes

We offer details about our dumpster rentals on our website including pricing, sizes, and FAQs. We have a customized quote form you can fill out, after which you will receive pricing and more information about our rentals.

If you order soon, you can take advantage of our current Seasonal Special! We are offering $10 off all dumpster rentals in both the Louisville and Lexington areas. Book now to lock in this great deal while you can! We work with our customers to make the process simple and straightforward. We can even help you with the dumpster permitting process- read our previous blog post here to learn more.

Moon Dumpsters makes sure that waste disposal is as environmentally-friendly as possible, with efficient trucks and green disposal practices. To learn more about Moon’s full-service dumpster rentals and get the dumpsters you need, visit our website or call us at 502-772-2821 today!