MDEQ Awards White Goods Solid Waste Assistance Grant to Lamar County

MDEQ Awards White Goods Solid Waste Assistance Grant to Lamar County

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

MDEQ awarded Lamar County a solid waste assistance grant of $22,946 that will be used by the county to continue a white goods collection program.

The term "white goods" is used to describe a class of bulky wastes which includes major household appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerator units, freezers, hot water heaters, and other larger comparable appliances which must be discarded when the useful life of the unit has ended.

"The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this grant will assist Lamar County's efforts in improving their management of solid waste," said Gary Rikard, MDEQ Executive Director.

Cities and counties may apply for Solid Waste Assistance Grants through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. These 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.

Information about this grant program and other initiatives is available at


Lamar County Road Department provides FREE drop-off locations the first four Saturday's of the month except holidays. Only Lamar County residents, whether inside or outside of a city limit, are eligible to use the drop-off's.

1st Sat. morning in Sumrall Rocky Branch Road at the Lamar County Gravel Pit

2nd Sat. morning in Oak Grove Area Road Barn on US HWY 98 at Grantham Road

3rd Sat. morning in Purvis Maintenance Barn MS HWY 589 across from College Drive

4th Sat. 2 locations:

Lumberton (morning) behind National Guard on North Front Street

Baxterville (afternoon) at voting precinct on MS HWY 13

Contact Lamar County Road Dep. 601-794-8504 for more details