MDEQ recycling bins up for grabs via grants

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is seeking applicants for its Recycling Bin Grant Program.

The deadline to apply is July 30.

The program offers free recycling bins to schools, colleges and universities, as well as public and nonprofit offices. Applications, which must be completed and received by 5 p.m., will be evaluated based on the potential to collect the most recyclable material. Grant recipients will be announced Aug. 20.

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Applications must be addressed and submitted to Luis Murillo with the MDEQ-Solid Waste Assistance Grants Programs by mail, P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS 39225; e-mail,; hand-delivery, 515 East Amite St., Jackson; or fax, 601-961-5785.

For more information, call MDEQ at 601-961-5171 or visit