Meridian Waste Employee Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

July 27, 2020

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PETERSBURG, Va. (July 22, 2020) – Meridian Waste Virginia, LLC (formerly Container First Services), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, is announcing their July 2020 Employee of the Month.

Karen Turner of the Petersburg Customer Care department is the July 2020 Employee of the month for Meridian Waste Virginia. Turner has been with the company since November 2012, serving the local area for nearly eight years. Turner learned about the kudos when the team surprised her in her office.  “Karen is the heart of our residential business, she brings the sunshine to work with her every day,” said Area President Nathan Geldner.

“I love helping people out and making a difference in their day”, said Turner when asked what keeps her motivated. “I work hard for this community and do my best to make people’s days better.” Outside of work, Turner enjoys cooking country-style and soul food with her husband. She is also a dedicated volunteer in her church.

The designation of a Meridian Waste Employee of the Month goes beyond meeting the objectives of the business, these individuals make consistent positive contributions to their team and their customers. Criteria for the honor include adhering to safety standards, quality of work, and performance, among additional measures. Co-workers and management choose recipients who are awarded a $100 gift card and a designated parking space for the month.

The community can engage in recognizing excellent service by Meridian Waste team members through the Shout Out program (

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Karen Turner after receiving the Employee of the Month for July 2020 designation.

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 waste collection and disposal. Currently, the company operates in St. Louis, Mo., Richmond, Va., Blacksburg, Va., Augusta, Ga., Northeast Fla., Knoxville, Tenn., and Raleigh, N.C., servicing more than 96,651 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential, and roll-off trucks, the company operates seven transfer stations/materials recycling facilities (MRFs), three municipal solid waste landfills, and three C&D landfills in which 810,325 tons of waste are safely disposed annually. For more information, visit

Mary O’Brien
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