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Gifting of the Turkeys 2020

Nov 24, 2020
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November 24, 2020


- Annual Gifting of the Turkeys for Neighbors of Meridian Waste Landfills - 


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 24, 2020) – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has kicked off Thanksgiving week by spreading joy through the Gifting of the Turkeys community initiative. Neighbors who live adjacent to the company's landfills will receive free holiday food provisions throughout the organization's operational footprint. 

The spirit of Thanksgiving campaign began Saturday, November 21, with team members who hand-delivered Thanksgiving main courses to local residents. The initiative began at Eagle Ridge Landfill in Missouri last year and expanded in 2020. Currently, Meridian Waste Government and Community Affairs Managers, General Managers, and Area Presidents are providing meals in the following locations:

  • Eagle Ridge Landfill, Bowling Green, Mo. 

  • Shotwell Construction and Demolition Landfill, Wendell, N.C.

  • Poplar View Construction and Demolition Landfill, Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Riverside Construction and Demolition Landfill, Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Lunenburg Landfill, Lunenburg, Va.

"Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. During this special time of year, the Meridian Waste family focuses on a key mission, to give thanks for the many blessings we receive from family and friends, work teams, business partners, and those in communities we serve,” said Walter “Wally” Hall, Meridian Waste’s CEO.  “We understand the industrial activities associated with our landfills may intermittently impact our neighbors. The Gifting of the Turkeys is our way of saying thank you for their commitment to a clean and healthy environment.”

Across the four U.S. states which serve as home to Meridian Waste landfills, 94 turkeys were delivered to neighbors. Recipients received a postcard in November about the kind gesture for planning holiday meals. For more information about Meridian Waste, visit the website at

Photos 1 & 2: Neighbors of the Eagle Ridge Landfill receiving their turkeys.


Photo 3:  Meridian Waste North Carolina’s Operations Supervisor Charlie Robertson is ready to serve up the main course to the Shotwell Landfill neighbors in Wendell, NC.



Photo 4: Meridian Waste Virginia’s Government and Community Affairs Manager Misty Grant out delivering turkeys to the neighbors of the Lunenburg Landfill, in Lunenburg, Va.


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 96,651 residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential, and roll-off trucks, the company operates seven transfer stations/materials recycling facilities (MRFs), three municipal solid waste landfills, and three C&D landfills in which 810,325 tons of waste are safely disposed of annually. For more information, visit


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