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Cell Phone Recycling in Louisville SE Indiana

It is estimated that Americans get a new cell phone every 1-2 years. So what happens to the old phones? Hopefully, they get recycled! Below are some of the locations for recycling cell phones in Louisville and SE Indiana.

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Save Money Stay Cool During Louisville Summer

louisville gas electric kentucky utilitiesEnergy saving ideas from Louisville Gas & Electric (LGE) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) can help residents save money and keep cool this summer. Here are some expert tips:

  • Repair insulation and sealing air leaks
  • Place air conditioning units in shade
  • Keep electronics away from thermostat
  • Use fan to spread AC air throughout house
  • Adjust your home’s thermostat up two degrees in the summer
  • Use curtains to block sun’s rays during the day

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Riverside Gardens Homes May Be Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

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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Indiana Recycling is Working!

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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Spreading the Word About Sustainable Waste Management

Google PlusAs a green company in Louisville, KY Moon Mini Dumpsters works hard to preserve our surrounding environment. We adopt business practices that will keep us, and the earth, sustaining for a long time. These include, but are not limited to, recycling waste and using fuel efficient vehicles. Our trucks are smaller and equipped with pollution reducing devices.

Sustainable Waste Management

Moon is not only concerned with conserving the environment and resources in Kentucky and southern Indiana. We understand that what happens here affects all those around us. This is why we share ideas and learn new practices from people everywhere. The Google + community Sustainable Waste Management allows us to do this. Made up of businesses and individuals committed to conservation and sustainability, SWM is a platform for people to interact and trade thoughts about the environment. We invite you to join today!

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Rain Gardens Aid Louisville Waste Management

louisville msdWater has one consistent property that can cause problems. Water flows! This may seem pretty obvious, but many people may not realize the implications of this one property. Excessive water runoff can severely damage water sources. According to the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, rain gardens can aid waste management efforts.

How can a rain garden protect local waterways?

When there is excessive water runoff resulting from heavy rains and storms, this water absorbs chemicals, wastes, and toxic substances from the environment. When storm drains flood, this harmful water reaches local streams and waterways. Thus the local water, plant life and animals are all affected.

Rain gardens are designed to collect rainwater from the roof. Drainage lines are redirected from the normal channel into a nearby garden. The redirected flow is absorbed by plants and infiltrates into the ground. Water runoff from roofs diverted into Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels prevents storm water and pollutants from reaching storm drains, and eventually our streams and rivers.

What should I put in my rain garden?

Local plants work best!
Native plants are the foundation for all levels of life and increase the ecological value of all landscapes. Native plants have deep roots and once established, require little maintenance. They have the ability to withstand extremes in weather and long periods of drought.

Native plants in Kentucky

  • Trees/Shrubs: Silky Dogwood, Winterberry, Elderberry, Coralberry
  • Ferns: Lady Fern, Royal Fern, Cinnamon Fern, Christmas Fern
  • Wildflowers: Goldenrod (Kentucky’s State Flower), Wild Ginger, Jacob’s ladder, Butterfly Milkweed, Giant Sunflower, Southern Blazing Star

These are only a few of the many native plants to the Louisville area. A more complete list is available.

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Indiana Opens First LNG Station In Sellersburg

LNG station sellersburg in opened Indiana’s first liquified natural gas (LNG) station this past September.

The station is located in Sellersburg off I-65 in southeastern Indiana. Local residents and lawmakers were on hand to welcome what many consider to be the future of fuel in America.

What is LNG?
Liquified natural gas (LNG) is pumped out of the ground in gas form. When the gas is reduced to -260 F it becomes a liquid. At this point it can be stored and transported easily for use.

What is LNG used for?
Liquified natural gas is most commonly used for heating and energy. Over 3/4 of the commercial and residential sectors use natural gas. LNG can also be converted into compressed natural gas (CNG) and used for automobiles. CNG is often used by fleets of vehicles. Some automobile makers have CNG models that do not run on any gasoline.

For more information on cars that run on natural gas visit CNG Now’s Website

LNG benefits greater than gasoline or diesel.

Benefits of using LNG include:

All of this points to a significant reduction, and potential eventual elimination, of American dependence on foreign oil.

Moon Mini Dumpsters supports the use of alternative fuels and other environmentally friendly programs.

We are proud of the progressive and resourceful businesses in the southeastern IN and Louisville, KY areas.

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