(Jackson, Miss.) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Adams County a solid waste assistance grant of $25,000 that will be used by the county for a solid waste assistance officer program, Household Hazardous Waste, and clean up of illegal dumpsites.  The agency also awarded the City of Natchez a grant of $25,000 for illegal dumpsite cleanup.

“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and these grants will assist Adams County’s and Natchez’s efforts in improving their management of solid waste,” said Chris Wells, MDEQ Executive Director.

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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