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Meridian Waste Celebrates Earth Day and the Easter season on April 1

Mar 6, 2023
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March 6, 2023

Meridian Waste is opening its gates to the community sharing breakfast, eco-friendly activities, and Easter egg hunts at free event 

 Meridian Waste North Carolina LLC, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, celebrates the spring holidays combining Earth Day and the Easter season with family-friendly activities for all ages on Saturday, April 1. 

WHAT/WHY:  Meridian Waste North Carolina is welcoming springtime at the Shotwell Environmental Park by inviting neighbors, local schools, non-profits, and civic organizations to the company’s environmental facility while sharing appreciation with the surrounding community.

“Shotwell Environmental Park enjoys hosting the community at many public events. We welcome our guests to visit and learn about the vital work performed by our facility while having a fun time and enjoying spring weather,” said Josh Daher, Meridian Waste’s North Carolina Area President.

Activities will include Meridian Waste’s signature Touch-A-Truck display, where attendees can touch the trucks and heavy machinery used in the environmental services industry. Other activities will include:

  • Free breakfast for all attendees
  • Egg hunts for children from ages two to four, five to seven, and eight to ten
  • Inflatable bounce house and obstacle course
  • Face painting
  • Egg painting
  • Reusable Earth Day swag bags for the children 

Hidden throughout the hunt areas will be eggs painted like the Earth. Those who find the hand-painted eggs will trade their egg for a special surprise. One prize per Earth egg will be awarded to spread the most joy among the participants.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page at

WHEN:    Saturday, April 1, 2023
                9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
                Egg hunts start at 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:  Meridian Waste Shotwell Environmental Park
                4724 Smithfield Rd, Wendell, NC 27591

IMAGE 1:  Meridian Waste’s Shotwell Environmental Park is celebrating springtime holidays with an Earth Day and Easter-themed day at the landfill, free and open to the public.

 Easter Egg Hunt Invite

IMAGE 2: Special hand-painted Earth-themed eggs will be hidden among the egg hunt areas. One winner per egg will be awarded a special surprise.

Easter Eggs 

IMAGE 3: Meridian Waste’s Fourth Annual Earth Day Coloring Contest, “Brightening the World,” is now open for children ages 5-10 years of age. The contest can be accessed using the following link: /earthday/

 Earth Day Children's Coloring Contest

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 solid waste collection and disposal. Currently, the company operates in Northeast Fla., St. Louis, Mo., Raleigh, N.C., Goldston, N.C., Greenville, S.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Blacksburg, Va., Harrisonburg, Va., and Richmond, Va. servicing more than 203,913 residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential, and roll-off trucks, the company operates 13 hauling companies, eight transfer stations/materials recycling facilities (MRFs), two municipal solid waste landfills, and three C&D landfills in which 936,229 tons of waste are safely disposed of annually. For more information, visit

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