|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
June 22, 2010
CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ AWARDS SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE GRANT TO HANCOCK COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY
(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Hancock County Solid Waste Authority a solid waste assistance grant of $48,000 that will be used by the authority to develop a comprehensive solid waste management plan.
Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. These grants are utilized 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.
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