AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded solid waste assistance grants to two cities and two counties.
The City of Grenada received $25,000 that will be used for a local household hazardous waste collection project and to clean up unauthorized dump sites.
The City of Water Valley received $15,000 that will be used for a local household hazardous waste collection project.
Covington County received $9,913 that will be used for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer.
Tate County received $9,496 that will be used for employment assistance for a local solid waste enforcement officer.
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.