JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) Waste Division is accepting applications from local governments for its Solid Waste Assistance Grants until October 1, 2021.
Solid Waste Assistance Grants are used by local communities for activities such as programs to prevent and clean up illegal dumps; to aid in the hiring of local solid waste enforcement officers; for public education efforts on solid waste disposal and recycling; and, to support and establish programs for the collection of white goods, household hazardous waste, bulky wastes, and recyclables.
The grants are funded by a $1 per ton solid waste disposal fee that landfill operators pay each year to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.
Eligible local governments can apply for the competitive grants by October 1 for the fall grant cycle and by April 1 for the spring cycle. More information about these grants is available here.