JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Alcorn County and Pontotoc County are being awarded a solid waste assistance grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
The money will be spent on cleaning up each county's illegal dump sites.
Pontotoc County was awarded $17,018. Alcorn County is receiving $31,214 with part of the funding going toward a local solid waste enforcement officer.
The solid waste assistance grants are utilized by cities and counties to help manage the prevention and cleanup of unauthorized dumps.
Information about this grant program and other initiatives is available at www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste