FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
May 18, 2010 601/961-5277
MDEQ AWARDS SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE GRANT TO LOWNDES COUNTY
(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Lowndes County a solid waste assistance grant of $13,161 that will be used by the county for unauthorized dump sites cleanup and for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer.
“We are pleased this grant will assist the county’s efforts in improving their management of solid waste,” said Trudy 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.
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