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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality(MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a solid waste assistance grant of $60,000 that will be used for household hazardous waste collection projects to be held in the spring of 2013. The dates and locations have not yet been announced.

“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this grant will assist the Authority’s efforts in improving their management of solid waste,” said Trudy D. 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.

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