Lamar, Perry counties awarded MDEQ grants

Lamar, Perry counties awarded MDEQ grants
The Solid Waste Assistance Grants are awarded by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to improve management of solid waste. (Source: MDEQ)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality awarded Perry and Lamar counties with solid waste assistant grants, MDEQ announced Wednesday.

Lamar County’s grant of $24,822 will be used for a white goods collection program, while Perry County’s $12,807 grant will be used for an unauthorized dumpsite cleanup program.

The Solid Waste Assistance Grants are used to support a wide variety of solid waste management activities for cities and counties, according to MDEQ Executive Director Gary Rikard.

Cities and counties can apply for the grants through MDEQ.

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