, Derry, New Hampshire


May 16, 2013

Neighbors irked over planned Dumpster Depot


Dumpster Depot is among many businesses now open or proposed for that Industrial IV zone off Manchester Road and Ashleigh Drive. It's an area town officials hope will attract more business.

The Dumpster business would be near the new Wal-Mart, a movie theater, strip malls with several types of businesses, a grocery store and self-storage facility, all allowed uses in that zone.

David Fisher lives on Don Mac Drive and called the Dumpster plan "an exercise in futility" as far as he and his neighbors are concerned.

"This is a disgusting project that will destroy our neighborhood," he said. "And a buffer? That's a lie. There are about three trees."

Property values would plummet, Fisher said, if they had Dumpsters for neighbors.

Tamula said all Dumpsters stored at the site would be empty and all cleaning measures would be followed to make sure any hazardous materials wouldn't filter into nearby wetlands or water sources.

“That’s the misnomer here, that there is all sorts of garbage and greases in them,” Tamula said. “That’s ultimately not the case. Garbage is taken out at the waste management facilities.”

Wilson said the final outcome could put property values in a Dumpster.

"I love my house, I love my neighbors, but I'm sick over this," she said. "I do not want Dumpster Depot in my back yard."

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