Lee County receives MDEQ solid waste grant

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Lee County a solid waste assistance grant of $21,574 that will be used by the county for a local solid waste enforcement officer.
Cities and counties may apply for the grants through the MDEQ 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.
A Lee County spokesman said the grant is an annual event and is not for a new position, but to support the current code enforcement officer.