$32,000 grant to help with disposal of old tires

By NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – Alcorn County has been awarded a $32,000 waste tire grant to continue its collection and tire disposal program, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday.
The waste transfer station on South Harper Road accepts tires from individuals, which it transports to a disposal site in Saltillo, said purchasing clerk Paul Rhodes.
Monies that fund the grants are drawn from fees charged on the wholesale sale of every new motor vehicle tire sold in Mississippi, according to information from MDEQ.

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