STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GARY C. RIKARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Awards Solid Waste Assistance Grant to Alcorn County and Corinth for HHW Event


(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Alcorn County and the City of Corinth a solid waste assistance grant of $25,000 that will be used for a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on September 23 at Waste Connections
, 2610 Getwell Rd, Corinth.


Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. These grants are used by local communities for programs to prevent and clean up unauthorized dumps; to aid in hiring local solid waste enforcement officers; for public education efforts on solid waste disposal and recycling; and to establish programs for the collection of white goods, bulky wastes and recyclables.

Information about this grant program and other initiatives is available at
www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste.

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Robbie Wilbur
Communications Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225
rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov
601-961-5277 (office)
601-421-5699 (cell)
@MDEQ