|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
February 14, 2011
CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ AWARDS SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE GRANT TO QUITMAN COUNTY
(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Quitman County a solid waste assistance grant of $18,366 that will be used by the county for clean up of unauthorized dump sites and for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer.
“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties. We are pleased this grant is available to assist the efforts of Quitman County 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/solidwaste.
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