Chaves County has accomplished its mission.
It has made a major blemish off the highway outside of Roswell disappear.
Commissioners had given the owner of a property three years to clean it. However, after what they saw as very little progress, it served the owner a notice saying he had 15 more days to take care of it or they would charge him for it to do it themselves.
KRQE-TV reports that over thre days, a dozen road crews have taken everything out of there.
County officials say they have decided to recycle the metal. They have also decided to put the money it has made off of that towards the cleanup costs.
The recycling has netted $25,000, and an estimate of the entire project ranges between $30,000 and $40,000.