Meridian Waste Government Affairs Manager Appointed to Advisory Board

August 2, 2022

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Pike County, MO – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced today that Barbie Russo, Government and Community Affairs Manager, was named to the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments Solid Waste Advisory Board.

The Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments provides administrative services for the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District Region G. The District serves as a regional solid waste planning agency for Macon, Shelby, Marion, Randolph, Monroe, Ralls, and Pike counties. Region G Solid Waste District is designated to assist in the development of local and regional waste reduction by providing grants to individuals and private and non-profit sectors. The Executive Board provides guidance in developing policies pertaining to the management of solid waste.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments Solid Waste Advisory Board. I look forward to making a positive impact with Meridian Waste Missouri and its Eagle Ridge Landfill. We will further contribute to keeping the environment clean while providing vital, long-term disposal services to the region,” said Russo.

Russo has been employed by Meridian Waste Missouri since June 2021 and heads up connections with municipal contracts, HOA’s, special waste customers, and community outreach initiatives, including implementing the company’s partnership with the local Toys for Tots chapters. She has 30 years of experience in the solid waste industry and brings valuable knowledge and perspective to Meridian Waste and the Advisory Board.

The District is working towards setting goals within the seven counties to promote recycling and earth-friendly products. In addition, education programs are being developed to teach the importance of recycling to school-age children. The Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District is funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


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 solid waste collection and disposal. Currently, the company operates in Northeast Fla., St. Louis, Mo., Raleigh, N.C., Goldston, N.C., Greenville, S.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Blacksburg, Va., Harrisonburg, Va., and Richmond, Va. servicing more than 206,840 residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers.

In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential, and roll-off trucks, the company operates 13 hauling companies, eight transfer stations/materials recycling facilities (MRFs), two municipal solid waste landfills, and three C&D landfills in which 857,649 tons of waste are safely disposed of annually. For more information, visit

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