JACKSON, Miss. (Feb. 12, 2016) — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded more than $228,000 in two-year waste tire grants to four entities in the state.
The largest single grant — $146,970 — went to the Pine Belt Solid Waste Management Authority, according to a press release from the agency. Harrison County received $51,500; Quitman County received $21,500; and Greene County $8,100.
All of these grants will continue the local waste tire collection programs in those areas for small-quantity generators of waste tires, the Mississippi DEQ said.
The state's waste tire program is funded by a fee on the wholesale sale of every new motor vehicle tire sold in Mississippi, the agency said.
More information on its waste tire and other solid waste programs may be found on the DEQ's website.