Derry gets grant for new scrap metal recycling trailer
The town council agreed Tuesday night to accept a grant from New Hampshire the Beautiful to help fund the replacement cost of an aging trailer used to haul scrap metal to recycling centers. Councilors voted 5-1 to accept the grant of approximately $1,200. Councilor Al Dimmock cast the lone opposing vote.
Derry recycles several hundred tons of scrap metal annually, according to officials.
Derry had been using a trailer to haul the materials to the various recycling centers in the area, Cote said. But the trailer, which was built in the 1990s, has rusted out and can no longer be used, he said.
Dimmock said he understood that some companies can pick up the scrap metals and questioned why the trailer was necessary.
“I know that the recycling coordinator of the transfer station aggressively looks at the best market,” Cote said. “Depending on the month, we are getting different prices, from different companies for the materials that are going out.