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 Waste Tire Grant and Solid Waste Planning Grant to Tunica County

(Jackson, Miss.) --The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Tunica County a $25,000 two-year waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires. The agency also awarded the county a Solid Waste Planning Grant of $35,000.


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 these grant programs and other solid waste initiatives and programs 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