Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station Expansion Project

The Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station Expansion Project was approved by the Planning and Economic Development Commission (PEDC) on July 14, 2021

Planning and Economic Development Commission Meeting: July 14, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

The Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station Expansion Project Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) was  made available for public review and comment from May 10, 2021, to June 8, 2021. Public comments were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 2021.

Project Background

The Mammoth Disposal Company (Mammoth Disposal) currently operates an existing small volume transfer station and buy-back/recycling center at 59 Commerce Drive.  The facility serves the Town and other areas of Mono County under an approved franchise agreement with the Town. The 264 Commerce Drive site is developed with Mammoth Disposal’s vehicular fleet maintenance facility with the remainder of the site utilized for truck (fleet) parking. Both facilities are located within the Mammoth Lakes Business Park (within the Town’s Industrial zoning district). Franchise Agreement Approved by Town Council on September 2, 2020

Project Summary 

The proposed Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station Expansion Project (project) is located within the Town's Industrial Zoning District and comprises two separate sites. 59 Commerce Drive (1.87 acres; Assessor’s Parcel Numbers [APN] 037-200-049 and 037-200-050) is the existing Mammoth Disposal "small volume" transfer station and administrative office location. 264 Commerce Drive (0.55 acres; APN 037-200-061) is Mammoth Disposal's existing fleet maintenance facility.  The project proposes to 1) expand the existing transfer station at the 59 Commerce Drive Site to a "large volume" transfer station classification and constuct a new 9,600 square foot transfer station building, 2) relocate the buy-back/recycling center (currently at the 59 Commerce Drive Site) to the 264 Commerce Drive Site, and 3) relocate the fleet maintenance operations (currently at the 264 Commerce Drive Site) to the 59 Commerce Drive Site. 

The project includes two Use Permits (UPA 20-001 - 59 Commerce Drive) (UPA 20-004 - 264 Commerce Drive), a Variance (VAR 20-001), and Major Design Review (DR 20-002). The Variance is requested to permit a ten foot tall perimeter masonry wall for the 59 Commerce Drive site, where the zoning code allows a maximum fence/wall height of eight feet.

Project Plans:  Combined Plan Set