Posts Tagged ‘waste’

County sells proposed landfill site to local cardiologist

CORINTH — Alcorn County supervisors have accepted a bid of $1,100 per acre for 125 acres once proposed for a rubbish landfill. The board of supervisors voted 3-2 for the sale to Corinth cardiologist Dr. John Prather. The proceeds will go into the county solid waste fund. The county had owned the 129-acre property for […] [...]

Commissioners want to review nuclear waste plan

JACKSON — Two members of the Public Service Commission say they want more time to study a resolution urging a stop to payments into a federal nuclear waste fund and a rejection of any plans to store or reprocess nuclear waste in Mississippi. Commissioner Brandon Presley sought immediate action today, but Commissioners Lynn Posey and […] [...]

Cooper plant earns entry into MDEQ’s enHance program

CLARKSDALE — Cooper Tire’s Clarksdale plant was recently accepted into the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) enHance program as a steward. The plant was accepted based on its record of landfill and energy usage reductions. Cooper’s Tupelo plant was similarly recognized in 2011. The enHance voluntary stewardship program, which stands for “envision heightened awareness […] [...]

County lands solid waste grant from MDEQ

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Harrison County a solid waste assistance grant of $70,000 that will be used by the county for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held in the spring. “The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities […] [...]

Waste Pro lowers amount of underpayment by city

NATCHEZ — Waste Pro USA has revised downward what it says the city of Natchez owes for underpayments since July. Waste Pro Division Manager Doug Atkins told The Natchez Democrat that the $126,000 figure includes $63,000 for underpayments, and the rest is this month’s bill for service. The city awarded Waste Pro for waste collection […] [...]

City mulling plan to use waste for electricity, water purification

OXFORD — The city Oxford is exploring a partnership using municipal sewage to generate electricity while purifying wastewater. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the city is looking at a proposal from Synergy-World Energy LLC and Langenburg Technologies LLC. Public Works director Bart Robinson says the company will pull organic materials from the city’s […] [...]

Lack of customers forces shutdown of recycling service

COLUMBUS — Mississippi Industrial Waste is ending its curbside recycling program. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the company has notified customers the service will end Sept. 30. “Due to the low number of customers that make up our daily routes and their geographic distances, it simply costs more to transport these materials than we receive […] [...]

Recycling facility could be fully operational next month

by Published: August 11,2013

Tags: ECO Serve Recyclers, recycle, Roger Thomas, trash, waste

JACKSON — A recycling center is again accepting paper after being shut down, and could fully reopen as soon as next month. Recent closures of two facilities had left Jackson residents without a place to drop off recyclables in the city. Jackson offers curbside recycling to houses but relies on businesses to provide drop-off locations […] [...]

City sues sister city in sewage rate squabble

PETAL and HATTIESBURG — The city of Petal has filed a lawsuit against the city of Hattiesburg over a sewage rate increase that began last fall. The suit, filed in Forrest County Chancery Court, claims Hattiesburg has breached its contract with Petal by increasing the rate. The Hattiesburg American reports the suit seeks an injunction […] [...]

County to pay MDEQ fine for trash in installments

CORINTH — Alcorn County will pay a civil penalty to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for violations at local rubbish site. The Daily Corinthian reports the board of supervisors agreed to pay $15,000 in two installments. The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality cited the county for failing to prevent disposal of unauthorized waste in […] [...]

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