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Appliance salvage yard gets conditional operating permit

Keywords: Tags  appliance recycling, salvage yard, Jason Puls, Sarah Puls, Monroe County Planning Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A conditional use permit has been issued for operation of an appliance salvage yard in Sparta, Wis.

The Monroe County Planning and Zoning Department approved the permit for Justin and Sarah Puls to dismantle appliances and run a salvage yard provided they obtain a zoning permit to store a semi-trailer on the facility and construct a 6-foot privacy fence around the appliance storage area. No more than 50 appliances can be stored at any given time.

The business will not be allowed to expand the scope of its operation to include motor vehicles, according to the agency.

The business has until March 31 to gain compliance with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requirements, including necessary permits and complying with stormwater discharge rules.

The Puls, who couldn’t be reached for comment, obtained an industrial account to decommission appliances in 2011 and have a state DNR license to reclaim refrigerants and store up to 104 ounces of fluorocarbons.

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