JACKSON, Miss.—The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded more than $176,000 in two-year waste tire grants to three entities in the state, according to a news release from the agency.
The largest single grant, $146,970, went to the Pine Belt Solid Waste Management Authority, according to the Mississippi DEQ. 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.
Mississippi's waste tire program is funded by a fee on the wholesale sale of every new motor vehicle tire sold in the state, the agency said. More information on Mississippi's waste tire and other solid waste programs may be found here. www.deq.state.ms.us/solidwaste.