STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GARY C. RIKARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Awards Waste Tire Grant to Pine Belt

(Jackson, Miss.) --The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Pine Belt Regional Solid Waste Authority a $203,421 two-year waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires in Covington, Greene, Jones, and Perry counties as well as the cities of Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Petal.

Funding for waste tire grants is provided by a waste tire account funded from a fee charged on the wholesale sale of every new motor vehicle tire sold in Mississippi. This fee provides the funds to ensure and encourage the proper management and disposal of waste tires.

Information about this grant program and other solid waste initiatives and programs is available at www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste.
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Robbie Wilbur
Communications Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225
rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov
601-961-5277 (office)
601-421-5699 (cell)
@MDEQ