Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Overdue Trash Disposal Fees Pile Up in Taos.

Byline: Kathyrn Holzka For The Journal

Amnesty Program Ends Wednesday

TAOS Taos County residents with delinquent trash disposal accounts have until Wednesday to pay in full or once again incur penalties on the money they owe.

The amnesty program put in place in November by the county commissioners expires at the close of business Wednesday. Mailed payments postmarked Jan. 31 will be accepted and credited.

A total of 5,697 residents owe the county $1.2 million in unpaid solid waste fees dating back from one to four years.

Penalties on these delinquent accounts, waived during the amnesty period, amount to $343,399, according to the county's Solid Waste Department. …

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