GRANTS TO AID CLEANUP OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

CATEGORY: WAS Waste/Landfills

AUTHOR: STAFF

GRANTS TO AID CLEANUP OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality awarded grants to five Mississippi cities for household hazardous waste collection days through the Department of Environmental Quality’s “Right Way to Throw Away” program.

Lee County will host a regional hazardous waste cleanup day April 27 at the Lee County Agri-Center. Lafayette County will host a regional cleanup day on May 11. A total of $63,750 in grants was given to the Three Rivers Waste Management Authority on behalf of the two counties to defray the cost of hosting the cleanups.

Pascagoula received a $18,750 grant for an April 13 cleanup day. Jackson received a $56,250 grant for a collection day on May 18 and Clarksdale received a $22,500 grant for a cleanup day on May 25.

Collection days provide an opportunity for citizens to dispose of household hazardous waste such as batteries, waste oil, paints and pesticides. There will be no charge to local residents for disposal. An exact listing of acceptable and unacceptable items will be released at a later date.

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