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Meridian Waste Enters Florida with Acquisition of Partner Disposal

Sep 28, 2018
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Company Opens Jacksonville Location and Secures Franchise Agreement in Nassau County


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 28, 2018) – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced its asset acquisition of Partner Disposal located in the greater Jacksonville marketplace today. This deal comes on the heels of Nassau County approving Meridian Waste for a commercial and residential hauler’s permit earlier this month.

Meridian Waste will now provide environmental waste services to approximately 300 new commercial customers and 3,500 new residential customers and operate from two North Florida facilities including Partner Disposal’s existing location at 463106 FL 200 in Yulee, Fla. and the company’s new Jacksonville commercial hauling location, located at 1777-C N. McDuff Ave.

“We are excited to be back in Florida,” said Wally Hall, CEO of Meridian Waste. “While this is a new market for Meridian Waste, it’s certainly not a new market for our leadership team. We remain focused on staying nimble and taking advantage of opportunities that allow us to serve more customers with quality environmental services, hire more employees to join the Meridian Waste team and deliver cleaner communities for all. Partner Disposal was just that type of opportunity for us with a strong management and operational team that has proven its ability to execute upon stellar service in a fiercely competitive market.”

New Meridian Waste customers will still benefit from Partner Disposal’s caring and reliable staff, because all employees are joining the Meridian Waste team, including Partner Disposal founder and owner Dave Shepler. Communications will begin to come from Meridian Waste, and questions or comments can be directed to CustomerCareFL@MeridianWaste.com or by calling (904) 849-5122. All customers are encouraged to sign up for service alerts to be notified by email and/or text of issues such as severe weather events, road closures and holidays affecting their collection schedule. They can sign up at: www.meridianwaste.com/service-alert-signup/.

Upon Jacksonville-based private equity firm, Warren Equity Partners, taking Meridian Waste private in April, the company has expanded outside their previous core operations in the St. Louis, Mo. and Richmond, Va., marketplaces into new service areas in Augusta and Macon, Ga., and now Northeast Florida. The company will continue to grow as it identifies and executes upon strategic acquisitions, local government contracting opportunities and organic growth through sales and service.

About Meridian Waste
Headquartered in Greensboro, Ga., Meridian Waste is a company defined by our commitment to servicing our customers, caring for and engaging our employees and generating financial value for our shareholders while delivering a clean and healthy community. We are proud to be called garbage men and women with our core waste business centered on residential, commercial and industrial non-hazardous waste collection and disposal. Currently, the Company operates in St. Louis, Mo., Richmond, Va., Blacksburg, Va., Augusta, Ga., Macon, Ga. and Northeast Florida servicing over 143,000 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential and roll-off trucks, the Company operates two transfer stations, two recycling facilities, and three municipal solid waste landfills in which we safely dispose of 685,800 tons of waste annually. For more information, visit MeridianWaste.com.

Media Contact:
Mary O’Brien
(904) 616-5322
MObrien@MeridianWaste.com

Released Sep 28, 2018