“There is strong opposition to this facility,” O’Connor said. “There is no substantial gain, only loss to the community. We want to be known as ‘Spacetown’ not ‘Trash Town.’”
Zoning Board officials said in the end the town’s zoning rules do not allow for this type of transit waste facility anywhere in Derry.
“We believe the Planning Board erred in its decision to allow this in the Industrial III district and the approval was improper,” Zoning Board Chairman Alan Virr said.
Zoning Board member Lynn Perkins said Dumpster Depot did not belong in the contractor’s yard category.
“That does not apply in this case,” he said.
Greenwich Road resident Brenda Wilson was one of the most outspoken about the Dumpster Depot plan. She said it’s been a long process.
“It’s been a long six months for many of us,” she said. “It consumed our spring, summer and fall.”
The Dumpster Depot plan will return to the Planning Board, Virr said.
“They will have to now obtain a variance and will come back to us,” he said.