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Container First Services Announces 2019 Outstanding Employee Awards

Feb 3, 2020
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Eugene Miles is awarded CFS Employee of the Year 


RICHMOND, Va. (February 3, 2020) – Container First Services (CFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced the 2019 CFS Outstanding Employees who serve the greater Richmond and Petersburg area. 

On January 30, CFS held their annual Employee Appreciation Dinner honoring their Outstanding Employees who went above and beyond in their respective roles. 

“We had some very tough decisions to make in deciding who earned these top honors,” said CFS Area President Rob Guidry. “We have an outstanding team who continually garner positive feedback from customers and from coworkers.”

The Employee of the Year and Residential Driver of the Year awards went to Eugene Miles. In addition to his name being added to the office plaque with the past distinguished Employees of the Year, Miles received a jacket embroidered with his name and the company logo. 

"With over four years servicing residential homes in the Tri-City area and Ashland, Miles is a great asset to this company.  He is always the one to step up and ensure the job is done in a professional and timely manner," said Guidry. "There have been several occasions when the supervisor has gone to help at other locations, and without hesitation, Miles has always stepped in to help lead his team.  He is truly a valued employee here at CFS."

The awards and recognition dinner was open to all employees with 80 in attendance. Every award has its plaque to which each of the recipients' names is added. 

Criteria for the honors included the following categories:  1). Attitude and Commitment, 2). Interpersonal Skills, 3) Work Performance, and 4) Personal Traits.  The nominees must be full-time employees and nominated by management prior to review by leadership. Safety remains one of the highest elements of performance. 




Photo (from left to right- Jeff Kraus (VP Hauling Operations), Larry Smith (Frontload Driver of the Year), Roynel Pegram (Roll-off Driver of the Year), William Vaughan (Service/Frontload Manager), Eugene Miles (Residential Driver of the Year & Employee of the Year), Rob Guidry (Area President), Cory Cleaton (Landfill Employee of the Year), Manuel Servellon (Support Services of the Year), and Mike Vess (Safety Manager).

The community can engage in recognizing excellent service by CFS/Meridian Waste team members through the Shout Outprogram (/our-company/testimonials/).

Customers can contact customer care at (804) 748-8324 or via email at   [email protected]


About Meridian Waste 

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Meridian Waste is a company defined by its commitment to servicing its customers, caring for and engaging its employees, and generating financial value for its shareholders while delivering a clean and healthy community. The company’s core waste business is 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., Northeast Fla., Knoxville, Tenn., and Raleigh, N.C., servicing more than 98,000 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential, and roll-off trucks, the company operates five transfer stations, three recycling facilities, three municipal solid waste landfills and three C&D landfills in which 621,085 tons of waste are safely disposed annually. For more information, visit

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