Steve Rogers

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Assistant News Director/Assignment Editor; degree in finance and administration from Yale University; 35 years experience in journalism.

Monroe County Gets Grant to Fight Illegal Dumping

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
(MDEQ) awarded Monroe County a solid waste assistance grant of $17,280 that
will be used by the county for enforcement efforts regarding illegal
dumping.
“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste
management activities for cities and counties, and this grant will assist
Monroe County’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 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.