Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, began residential solid waste and recycling collection services on September 30 for the town of Callahan, Fla. The new service is the company’s first Florida exclusive solid waste franchise.
Meridian Waste is providing once a week garbage collection utilizing a 95-gallon cart, once a week yard waste collection, once a week bulk waste collection (limit two items per collection) and every other week recycling collection starting October 10. The company purchased a new rear load collection vehicle, a knuckle boom truck and all new garbage and recycling carts to service the town and its citizens.
Commercial collection became an open market on October 1, allowing businesses the opportunity to choose their waste hauler for the first time in more than a decade. The commercial hauler must hold a Nassau County solid waste permit in order to provide service. Meridian Waste is one of the approved Nassau County solid waste haulers.
“As a business owner who first started his company in Nassau County just outside of Callahan, I am proud to be able to provide vital environmental services to the residents of Callahan,” said Dave Shepler, district manager of Meridian Waste and the founder of Partner Disposal (acquired by Meridian Waste in 2018), in a statement. “The town of Callahan has been an incredible partner as we transition the service from the incumbent hauler to Meridian Waste. It is our goal to ensure that this partnership strengthens and thrives through quality service, open communication and a clean environment for the benefit of the town, its citizens and Meridian Waste.”