Theres a proposed project in our city for a "recyclables handling and recovery facility".. and there has been a dispute over the project mainly because our code does not define anything like a transer/recyclables facility, only scrap/junk yards. The project as proposed, has some, but not all of the characteristics of a scrap/junk yard. Also adding fuel to the fire, there is a scrap/junk yard, complete with a junk dealer's license in the immediate area of the proposed operation, that has grown out of control and has become a huge eyesore and cause of much aggrevation- and raises the concern that a similar facility will wind up the same way.
So, I ask:
1. Has anyone been faced with a similar issue? How was it handled?
2. How does your community define operations/facilities like these?