| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2015
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ Awards $86,000 Waste Tire Grant to Northeast Mississippi SWA
(Jackson, Miss.) --The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Northeast Mississippi Solid Waste Authority an $86,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires in Benton, Prentiss, and Tippah counties.
Funding for waste tire grants is provided by a waste tire account funded from a fee charged on the wholesale sale of every new motor vehicle tire sold in Mississippi. This fee provides the funds to ensure and encourage the proper management and disposal of waste tires.
Information about this grant program and other solid waste initiatives and programs is available at www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste.
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