CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, has kicked off Thanksgiving week by spreading joy through the Gifting of the Turkeys community initiative. Neighbors who live adjacent to the company's landfills will receive free holiday food provisions throughout the organization's operational footprint.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, turkey delivery began on Saturday, November 20, with team members delivering main courses to local residents. This is the second year in a row for the company-wide philanthropic program, which began in Meridian Waste’s Missouri market in 2019. Currently, Meridian Waste managers are providing holiday turkeys in the following locations:
- Eagle Ridge Landfill, Bowling Green, Mo.
- Shotwell Construction and Demolition Landfill, Wendell, N.C.
- Riverside Construction and Demolition Landfill, Knoxville, Tenn.
- Lunenburg Landfill, Lunenburg, Va.
“Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful and to share our gratitude with family, friends and neighbors,” said Walter “Wally” Hall, Meridian Waste’s CEO. “The Gifting of the Turkeys celebration is our way of saying thank you to local residents for their commitment to a clean and healthy environment and to extend our appreciation to our facilities’ host communities for their support of the vital disposal services we provide throughout the year.”
Within the four U.S. states which serve as home to Meridian Waste landfills, more than 100 turkeys were delivered to neighbors equating to more than 1,400 lbs. of the holiday favorite. Recipients received a postcard in November about the gifts of turkeys for planning holiday meals. For more information about Meridian Waste, visit the website at MeridianWaste.com.
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 Northeast Fla., Augusta, Ga., St. Louis, Mo., Raleigh, N.C., Greenville, S.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Blacksburg, Va., Harrisonburg, Va., and Richmond, Va. servicing more than 197,934 residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential, and roll-off trucks, the company operates 12 hauling companies, seven transfer stations/materials recycling facilities (MRFs), two municipal solid waste landfills, and three C&D landfills in which 946,902 tons of waste are safely disposed of annually. For more information, visit MeridianWaste.com.