Seven years after Taos County accepted the donation of five acres to build a state-of-the-art recycling center, that parcel is still an empty piece of sagebrush.
In September 2008, the town of Taos donated the property to Taos County so the county could use the land to build a recycling/solid waste facility. But that idea never panned out.
A clause in the deed required that the property revert to the town if it wasn’t used as a recycling center. The town and county governments approved the transfer of land back to the town this week.