(Jackson, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Franklin County a solid waste assistance grant of $14,446 that will be used by the county for an unauthorized dumpsite cleanup and a solid waste enforcement officer program.

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.mdeq.ms.gov/solid-waste-management-programs.

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