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Meridian Waste’s Shotwell Environmental Park Annual Charity Pumpkin Patch Attracts More than 400 Neighbors at Recent Event

Oct 10, 2023
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October 10, 2023

Meridian Waste’s Shotwell Environmental Park Annual Charity Pumpkin Patch
Attracts More than 400 Neighbors at Recent Event


Raleigh, N.C. - October 9, 2023, Meridian Waste North Carolina LLC, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, welcomed more than 400 guests from the surrounding areas of Wake and Johnston Counties to the fourth annual Charity Pumpkin Patch at Shotwell Environmental Park on Saturday, October 7.

Guests enjoyed pumpkin painting, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, face painting, and a free BBQ lunch. The main attraction was the pumpkin patch where guests picked a pumpkin and made a charitable donation which Meridian Waste generously matched. This year’s donation recipients are East Wake Education Foundation and Good Hope Baptist Church.

In addition to the family-friendly fall festivities, guests were invited to learn about the daily activities at the construction and demolition landfill by taking a hayride tour around the property while they viewed several types of heavy machinery and participated in the Touch-A-Truck area.

“It’s a great day with when you get to watch children running around with their faces painted and bouncing on obstacle courses while knowing we are making a difference in our surrounding communities,” stated North Carolina Area President Patrick Messinger. “We are grateful for our guests’ generosity in selecting their perfect pumpkins, and Meridian Waste is proud to match the donations.”

Shotwell Environmental Park is a construction and demolition (C&D) landfill located at 4724 Smithfield Road in Wendell. For more information, visit event information about thenext event at Shotwell Environmental Park in the spring of 2024, visit the Meridian Waste Facebook page at


Photo 1: This Pumpkin Patch attendee is all smiles at the top of the inflatable obstacle course.

Obsticle Course Particpant

Photo 2: An enthusiastic pumpkin picker makes the perfect selection.

Pumpkin Patch Picker


Photo 3:  Exploring the excavator bucket.




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, NC, 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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