STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Awards Solid Waste Assistance Grant to Washington County

(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Washington County a solid waste assistance grant of $40,068 that will be used by the county 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, and this grant will assist Washington County’s efforts in improving their management of solid waste,” said Gary Rikard, MDEQ Executive Director.

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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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