June 11, 2009
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Lowndes County a grant of $13,161 to clean up unauthorized dump sites.
Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through MDEQ. The 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.
"We are pleased this grant will assist the county''s efforts in improving their management of solid waste," said Trudy Fisher, MDEQ executive director.
Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley''s office said the county receives the grant annually, after applying for it annually.