STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2016
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Awards Solid Waste Assistance Grant to Three Rivers for Two HHW Events

(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a solid waste assistance grant of $75,000 that will be used for two household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events. One is tentatively scheduled to be held April 16 at the Conference Center in Oxford and the second for April 23 at the Agriculture Center in Verona.


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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