|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Robbie Wilbur|
May 26, 2009 601/961-5277
MDEQ AWARDS WASTE TIRE GRANT TO CITY OF JACKSON
(Jackson, Miss.) --The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the City of Jackson a $47,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of waste tires.
“We are pleased this grant will assist the efforts in Jackson to improve their management of solid waste,” said Trudy Fisher, MDEQ Executive Director.
Funding for waste tire grants is provided by a waste tire account funded from a fee charged on the wholesale sale of every new motor vehicle tire sold in Mississippi. This fee provides the funds to ensure and encourage the proper management and disposal of waste tires in the state.
Information about this grant program and other initiatives is available at www.deq.state.ms.us.
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