|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
June 22, 2010
CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ AWARDS SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE GRANTS TO JACKSON COUNTY AND PASCAGOULA
(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Jackson County a solid waste assistance grant of $60,000 that will be used by the county for a household hazardous waste collection program. MDEQ also awarded the City of Pascagoula a solid waste assistance grant of $7,500 that will be used by the city to clean up unauthorized dump sites.
“We are pleased these grants are available to assist both Jackson County and the City of Pascagoula in their management of solid waste,” said Trudy Fisher, MDEQ Executive Director.
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.
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