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Meridian Waste’s Eagle Ridge Landfill Makes Thanksgiving Possible for 30 Local Families

Nov 19, 2018
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Spreads Holiday Cheer in Partnership with NECAC

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2018) – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, and Eagle Ridge Landfill donated 30 Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need today in partnership with North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Pike County.

“As a vital part of Pike County’s environmental infrastructure, it is our com¬mitment to responsibly manage the disposal needs of citizens, businesses and governments in the East Central Missouri area,” said Tom Dunne, general manager of Eagle Ridge Landfill. “We are also dedicated to the community we serve, and that means making sure everyone has a reason to celebrate the season. We were glad we could make Thanksgiving special for several fellow community members this year.”

The company worked with Save-A-Lot located on Business Hwy 61 South in Bowling Green, Mo. to package the individual boxes. Each box contained all of the traditional items for a Thanksgiving dinner for four people including a frozen turkey, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry and pumpkin, pie among other things.

“NECAC is proud to partner with Meridian Waste in making sure the holiday is better for our friends and neighbors in Pike County,” said NECAC County Services Programs Director Linda Fritz. “One of our missions is to offer a helping hand while families and individuals work toward self-sufficiency, and we are happy that this donation is a part of that effort.”

Eagle Ridge Landfill provides a vital infrastructure to Pike County and the state of Missouri as well as other benefits including annual property tax payments, annual donation to the Pike County Development Authority, and solid waste fees that help fund the Department of Natural Resources programs. In addition, 16 of the landfill employees live and work in Pike County.

 Thanksgiving Eagle Ridge

Meridian Waste’s Eagle Ridge Landfill of Bowling Green teamed up with the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) and Save-A-Lot Food Stores to offer a brighter Thanksgiving holiday for disadvantaged residents of Pike County. Meridian bought and donated 30 Thanksgiving dinners, which are being distributed by NECAC to Pike County families in need. Each box contains a frozen turkey, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and other items, and will feed a family of four. Pictured, from left, are Tom Dunne, Meridian Eagle Ridge general manager; Corinnia Anglin, one of the recipients of a box; NECAC County Services Programs Director Linda Fritz; NECAC Pike County Service Coordinator Chandra Roberts; and Save-A-Lot Manager Larry Hensiek.

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

About North East Community Action Corporation
NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing agency that serves the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged on the road to self-sufficiency with more than 60 programs through contracts and grants with more than 30 funding sources, including government agencies, other non-profits and private businesses. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county. The NECAC Pike County Service Center is at 805 Business Highway 61 in Bowling Green. Appointments with NECAC Pike County Service Coordinator Chandra Roberts are available by calling (573) 324-2207.

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