Meridian Waste Solutions Begins Service in St. Louis County Districts 4 and 6 on April 3

Expected to Generate $25 Million Revenue over 5 Years

MILTON, GA / ACCESSWIRE / March 30, 2017 / Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRDN) ("Meridian Waste" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, will begin providing garbage and recycling service in St. Louis County, MO., Districts 4 and 6, to 22,000 homes on Monday. The value of the combined contracts is expected to be in excess of $25 million over the five-year term.

Services include once-a-week trash, once-a-week recycling, once-per-month bulk waste, and three yard waste collections per year. All trash and recycling must be placed in the Meridian Waste provided cart(s) or the previously provided St. Louis County recycling cart marked accordingly and placed at the curb no later than 6 a.m. on collection day.

St. Louis County has elected to implement automated collection in all districts. Automated collection offers the highest level of productivity and safety. The automated arms on the trucks are compatible with the Meridian Waste carts and not with containers provided by homeowners. Therefore, all trash must be placed in the cart provided by Meridian Waste and all recycling should be placed in the previously provided St. Louis County recycling cart or, if missing or in disrepair, the replacement recycling cart provided by Meridian Waste.

"We look forward to providing St. Louis County residents with quality environmental service they can count on every week," said Chuck Barcom, area Vice President for Meridian Waste. "We are committed to keeping the community clean and a place our neighbors are proud to call home."

Meridian Waste will service unincorporated St. Louis County District 4 and District 6 only. If residents are unsure whether Meridian Waste services their area, they can look up their address using the address lookup on the Meridian Waste website at http://lookup.MWSinc.com.

Service guidelines, holiday schedule, maps, FAQs, online bill pay sign up, and more can all be found on the St. Louis County webpage at www.mwsinc.com/StLouisCounty.

Customers needing assistance, an additional cart or to exchange for a different size cart, are welcome to call the local Meridian Waste office at (314) 291-3131 or email Rknott@mwsinc.com.


Meridian Waste Services automated side load collection truck will begin servicing the residents of St. Louis County beginning on April 3.

About Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.:

Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRDN) is a company defined by our commitment to servicing our customers with unwavering respect, fairness and care. We are focused on finding and implementing solutions to solid waste needs and challenges within the industry and for our customers. Meridian Waste's core business is centered on residential and commercial waste collection and disposal but it also includes a fundamental objective to seek rewarding environmental solutions through innovation. Currently, the company operates in St. Louis, Missouri and Richmond, Virginia servicing over 118,500 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential and roll off trucks, the Company operates four transfer stations, one recycling facility and three municipal solid waste landfills.

For more information, visit www.MWSinc.com.

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Media Contact:

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(917) 658-7878

SOURCE: Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.