STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 18, 2014
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Awards Solid Waste Assistance Grant to Three Rivers

(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $75,000 solid waste assistance grant that will be used for household hazardous waste collection events in the Spring of 2015. The Authority includes Calhoun, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, and Union counties.

Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. These grants are used 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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