|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
December 6, 2011
CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ AWARDS $60,000 SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE GRANT TO THREE RIVERS
(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a solid waste assistance grant of $60,000 that will be used for funding assistance for a household hazardous waste collection project. The project includes Calhoun, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, and Union Counties.
“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities, and this grant will assist the efforts of the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority in improving their management of solid waste,” said Trudy D. Fisher, MDEQ Executive Director.
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/solidwaste.
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