Lamar Co. gets MDEQ waste assistance grant

By STAFF REPORTS,

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded Lamar County a solid waste assistance grant of $24,822 that will be used by the county for a white goods collection program.

“The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this grant will assist Lamar County’s efforts in improving their management of solid waste,” said Gary Rikard, MDEQ exec. director.

Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through the MDEQ. 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.