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Meridian Waste Names Derrick Standley as Government Affairs Manager

Sep 12, 2018
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27-Year Industry Veteran to Lead Company’s Missouri Legislative and Business Development Efforts

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (September 12, 2018) – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, is pleased to name Derrick Standley as government affairs manager responsible for all local and state governmental collection and disposal contracts as well as development projects within the company’s Missouri operating area, which includes four hauling companies, one MSW landfill, one transfer station and any new expansion regions within the state.

Standley will be responsible for ensuring quality service to 21 current municipal customers and about 100,000 residential customers while also focusing on growing the region’s municipal collection and disposal businesses through identifying local government service opportunities and strengthening relationships with elected officials and staff regarding the environmental services provided by the company.

He has more than 27 years of industry experience most recently serving as president of Presidio Environmental and prior to that, vice president of operations and engineering for WCA Waste Corporation.

“We are fortunate to have Derrick on our team because of his commitment to serving our customers with unfailing care and responsiveness as well as his entrepreneurial vision that will fuel our growth in the Missouri market,” said Walter “Wally” Hall, CEO of Meridian Waste. “He is a proven leader with a long track record serving many Missouri environmental associations while bringing a diverse skillset to this role.”

Standley’s areas of expertise include environmental compliance, government affairs and process improvement. He holds Environmental Research and Education Foundation National Landfill Operations Certification and Environmental Protection Agency Campus Certified Environmental Specialist. He is currently a member of the Environmental Federation Missouri Association and a recent board member for the Missouri Solid Waste Management Association. He also served on the Missouri Waste Control Coalition for 25 years.

Standley holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. and also served in the U.S. Army.

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., and Augusta, Ga., servicing over 140,000 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 560,524 tons of waste annually. For more information, visit 

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