|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
July 13, 2011
CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur
MDEQ AWARDS SOLID WASTE ASSISTANCE GRANTS TO NEWTON COUNTY
(Jackson, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Newton County a solid waste assistance grant of $11,186 that will be used by the county for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer. The county also received a grant of $10,000 to develop a comprehensive solid waste management plan.
“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and these grants will assist the efforts of Newton County in improving their management of solid waste,” said Trudy D. 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/solidwaste.
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