The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Tunica County a solid waste assistance grant of $7,414 that will be used by the county to assist with illegal dumping efforts.
“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties. We are pleased this grant is available to assist the efforts of Tunica County in improving their management of solid waste,” said Trudy 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 through the Department of Environment Quality are available at www.deq.state.ms.us.