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Community Happenings

Garbage Men & Women Doing Good in the Community 

Here you will find a selection of our stories from the communities we serve and the environmental heroes who are part of the Meridian Waste team. 

Kevin Woodard - An All-Around Team Player!
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On June 27th, Kevin received his Shout Out certificate from Joe Gustaf, General Manager and Director - Landfill Operations among his peers at Meridian Waste’s Lunenburg Landfill. The Shout Out by Pam B., a resident of Lunenburg County, read, “Kevin Woodard is a hard worker and a good driver for the company.”

UNEXPECTED ART: Creating Art from Dumpsters*
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Excerpt from Mark Webb (Louisville, KY), Artist & Photographer:

Why did you decide to work with creating art from dumpsters?

"Who would think you can extract art from the side of a commercial dumpster! But the art is there—you just have to look closely..."

Meridian Waste’s “Brightening the World” Earth Day Coloring Contest Is a Great Success!
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On March 1, 2023, Meridian Waste launched an exciting “Brightening the World” Earth Day Coloring Contest for children in two age groups: 5-7 years and 8-10 years. Our young participants were given artwork templates inspired by Meridian Waste’s commitment to clean communities, conveying to the young artists that by keeping the environment clean and green through proper waste management, they too can do their part for the planet. All children throughout the United States were eligible to participate.

EcoWaste - A Meridian Waste Company joined forces with the City of Greenville, SC to ensure the City’s Jazz Fest went off without a hitch!
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In total, EcoWaste supplied 25 standard restrooms, 3 ADA restrooms, and 5 hand wash stations. We can guarantee that these portable restrooms and hand washing stations were well received by the City and its Jazz Fest guests in their “moments of need!"  

Meridian Waste Announces Promotion of Cooper Tharp, Site Manager – Shotwell Environmental Park
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Meridian Waste announces the promotion of Cooper Tharp to site manager at Shotwell Environmental Park. Tharp’s three years with Meridian Waste have progressively increased with site responsibility and compliance knowledge, first as a heavy equipment operator to landfill supervisor, and most recently to site manager. 

Meridian Waste Donates Earth Day Goodie Bags to East Wake Education Foundation
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In April, following the Shotwell Environmental Park’s Earth Day Easter Egg Hunt, Meridian Waste donated the remaining Earth Day Goody Bags to the students of the East Wake Education Foundation.

Ashleigh Garnes receives her 40 Under 40 Award at this year's WasteExpo
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Ashleigh Garnes, General Manager - Blue Ridge Hauling & MRF Operations, flanked by Chief Operating Officer -Dave Lavender (left) and Vice President of Operations - Charlie Gray (right) pose for a photo at WasteExpo 5/2/2023 upon receipt of Ashleigh’s 40 Under 40 Award from Waste 360 for expemplary operational efficiencies and community involvement efforts in her market area of Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia.

Meridian Waste’s Eagle Ridge Landfill hosted its Great Big Earth Day Party
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On Earth Day 2022, Meridian Waste’s Eagle Ridge Landfill hosted its Great Big Earth Day Party welcoming over 330 neighbors and guests to highlight the features of our state-of-the-art municipal solid waste landfill and have some family fun. One of the environmental give-aways that we shared with our community were tree saplings and flower seeds.

Brightening the World! Meridian Waste Announces Its 4th Annual Children’s Earth Day Coloring Contest Winners.
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The online contest took place over the last 50 days nationwide with 162 entries received.  Three winners were placed in each age category of 5-7 and 8-10 years of age. 

Lower Appomattox River Clean-Up Day
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Friends of Lower Appomattox River share pictures and a BIG thank you to Meridian Waste - Petersburg, VA Hauling for sponsoring their April 15th Clean up Event with the donation of roll off containers for the containment and removal of litter and debris collected form the clean up.
 
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