Lauderdale County Gets Grant from MDEQ

Jackson, Miss.

The state of Mississippi has awarded a grant to Lauderdale County to help address the problem of illegal dumping.

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced the $21,840 Solid Waste Assistance Grant Monday.

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.