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MDEQ awards grants for recycling, tire disposal

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 6/30/2014 10:02 am
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded over $100,000 in grants to help with recycling and waste tire disposal in North Mississippi.

The agency awarded Tippah County $24,490 for recycling efforts.

The funding will be used to clean up illegal dumpsites, educate the public on what can be recycled and provide funding for recycling efforts.

Alcorn County received $32,000 and Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority received $59,000 to help with the disposal of waste tire disposal.

The funding comes from fees paid when new tires are purchased.

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