Meridian Waste Names Garbage And Football Great Larry Seivers as District Manager
Meridian Waste Names Garbage And Football Great Larry Seivers
as District Manager
Meridian Waste is pleased to announce Larry Seivers as the district manager overseeing the company’s Knoxville hauling operations including construction and demolition (C&D) entities Poplar View C&D Landfill and Riverside C&D Landfill.
“We are excited to bring Larry back to the company,” said Wally Hall, CEO of Meridian Waste. “He’s a key player in every sense and was responsible in large part for the success of Poplar View and Riverside Landfills prior to Meridian Waste’s acquisition. Our Knoxville operations are now integrated with a hauling organization that provides collection services to permanent and temporary businesses, and we’re well positioned for continued growth with Larry leading our local team.”
Seivers may be most known for his pre-garbage football career. He was the University of Tennessee’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards and was named a two-time consensus All-American in 1975 and 1976. He was awarded the SEC Athlete of the Year in 1977, drafted by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks in the same year, selected as an SEC Football Legend in 2005, and inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Seivers and his partners acquired Riverside C&D Landfill and Poplar View Landfill to form Knoxville Landfills LLC, which was later acquired by Meridian Waste in November 2018. Following the acquisition, Seivers kept the portable restroom portion of the business, which became East Tennessee Portables (ETP). East Tennessee Portables became one of the area’s largest portable restroom providers and was recently acquired in February 2021.
“The garbage business is a lot like football,” stated Seivers. “It’s not rocket science, but it does require a committed team of individuals all with different skill sets to work together to provide a successful experience for our customers and a positive working environment for each other. As part of Meridian Waste, I’m looking forward to working with the Knoxville team of waste professionals to grow our customer base, expand into new lines of business, and strengthen our position as a vital infrastructure asset within the region.”
Photo 1 - Pictured left to right: University of Tennessee 1976 co-captains Andy Spiva and Larry Seivers along with Head Coach Bill Battle.
Photo 2 - Headshot: Larry Seivers 2021