Montgomery County gets solid waste grant from MDEQ

August 29, 2012 in News, Statewide News

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Montgomery County a solid waste assistance grant for $8,909 that will be used by the county to clean up illegal dump sites.

Trudy Fisher, Executive Director for MDEQ, said Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties and will assist Montgomery County in improving this management.

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.