Tupelo to receive MDEQ solid waste grant

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded the city of Tupelo a solid waste assistance grant of $4,800 for cleaning up illegal dump sites.
Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through the MDEQ. These grants are utilized 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.