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Dumpster Depot plans to build facility in Derry

By Adam Swift
Union Leader Correspondent

April 09. 2013 8:54PM

DERRY - Developers are looking to bring a proposal for a Dumpster Depot location before the Planning Board next month.

Earlier this week, the Conservation Commission gave its approval for the site plan. The proposal encompasses a six-acre portion of a 62-acre parcel owned by Cormier Development off Ashleigh Drive.

The project will include a two-story, 7,200-square-foot building as well as outside space for 350 Dumpsters that will be rented out to individuals or contracting companies, according to project engineer Chris Tamula.

The building will have 3,200 square feet for office space and 4,000 square feet for vehicle maintenance, according to Tamula. There will be no fueling of vehicles on site, he added.

"Ideally, this is going to be the Dumpster Depot site," said Tamula. "They are currently in Manchester, and they are looking to relocate a portion of their development down here in Derry."

The development is 180 to 200 feet from the nearest wetlands and is not in a flood plain, he said.

Tamula said developers are working with PSNH to secure an easement for the driveway to the proposed building, since it is in the area of PSNH power lines. He said they are also working with the town's public works department on the type of paving required for the Dumpster storage area.

The town's public works department is recommending paving the area, but Tamula said it would make more sense to use a crushed gravel combination for the Dumpster area.

He also said the Dumpsters on site will remain empty.

"The Dumpsters are empty containers," Tamula said. "Customers will get the Dumpster for a house and have it emptied at a waste management facility."

Conservation Commission member Paul Doolittle asked whether the Dumpster would also be washed out at the waste management facility in order to cut down on the possibility of oil and grease runoff on the site.

"Dumpster Depot does not take back Dumpsters that have the potential for hazardous waste on their property," said Tamula.

Although the Conservation Commission approved the site plan, Conservation Commission Chairman Margaret Ives said she wasn't pleased that copies of the plans were not provided to commission members. She said the commission would not hear future plans if detailed copies were not provided.

Tamula said there is an overall master plan for the future development of the 62-acre property, but at this point, it just shows where the subdivision of the remaining land would occur.

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