|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
July 13, 2011
CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ AWARDS SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE GRANTS TO HINDS COUNTY
(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Hinds County a solid waste assistance grant of $51,544 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 county also received a $30,000 grant for a computer recycling program at Jackson State University.
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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