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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. 

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Meridian Waste launched its second residential collection contract today for the City of Jacksonville, FL, representing the first time the City has granted two residential contracts to one single hauler since consolidation.

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The morning event included lessons on places and organizations within the community regarding transportation, safety and community helpers - like Meridian Waste.  

Touch-A-Truck Event Awes Young Students
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ECO Waste (a Meridian Waste Company) drivers Brantley “BJ” Thompson and William Gantt, Sr. along with General Manager John Prochak became BIG STARS today as they hosted a Touch-A-Truck event among 20+ young students at Great Adventures Learning Academy in Easley, SC.

Welcoming Neighbors and Feeding Local Kids
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On Friday, September 15th, Kimberly Sulecki, the director of E. M. Holt Elementary School’s Backpack Program, extended a warm welcome to Meridian Waste and expressed her heartfelt appreciation for the food donation, emphasizing how much it means to the program and the children it serves. 

Jacksonville Hiring Event A Success on the Westside
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Meridian Waste held a team member hiring event at its hauling operations facility located at 2078 Lane Avenue North in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, August 26 with 122 candidates for commercial driver's license (CDL) drivers, helpers, mechanics, and dispatch positions.

Thank You Meridian Waste - Lunenburg County Youth Baseball League
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Lunenburg County Youth Baseball League, Inc Board of Directors express much appreciation for the monetary donation in the amount of $2000 to our World Series Fund. 

A Slip Sliding Success at the Meridian Waste Shotwell Environmental Park Summer Splash Bash
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Meridian Waste celebrated its third annual Summer Splash Bash at its Shotwell Environmental Park on Saturday, August 19 with 617 guests from the surrounding areas of Wake and Johnston Counties. 

Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Made of Recycled Steel
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Images of the torch that will carry the Olympic fire at the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Games next summer have been finally revealed. The redesigned torch features a sleek silver-colored cylinder that is made of recycled steel in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the 2,000 torches that will be produced for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

When freedom rings, Meridian Waste / ECO Waste is here to serve!
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The City of Greer, SC hosted ~15,000 citizens and guests Saturday, June 24, 2023 to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day national holiday. The Greer Freedom Blast hosted live music, an incredible fireworks display, vendors and other special festivities to celebrate the freedoms and privilege we have as U.S. citizens.

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..."

 
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