Meridian Waste Solutions Launches New Subsidiary: Meridian Innovations

Seeking to Capitalize on Value of Recovered Materials

MILTON, GA / ACCESSWIRE / February 8, 2017 / Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRDN) ("Meridian Waste" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, today announced the formation of Meridian Innovations LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. 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.

Meridian Waste is well aware that enormous volumes of manufacturing residues are disposed of on a daily basis. Many of these residues contain concentrated sources of otherwise valuable materials that, if separated and further processed, could yield superior economic value to that of their current disposal pathway. As a response to this opportunity, Meridian Waste has formed Meridian Innovations LLC for the purpose of investing in advanced byproduct recovery technologies and, in some cases, acquiring certain downstream production assets, which could further capitalize on the value these recovered materials generate.

Meridian Innovations has identified a technical development team of experts who have a highly successful technology development and commercialization history. Over the past ten years, these technologists have invented and commercialized technologies that are currently generating more than $500 million per year in net income from process equipment costing less than $500 million to install. All of this value has been created through the recovery of materials from otherwise low value industrial byproduct streams.

Meridian Innovations has presented its technology development team a platform that allows them the ability to rapidly deploy and be fairly compensated for the innovative solutions they create while Meridian Waste provides its shareholders diversity through the development of transformative waste solution opportunities.

"The solid waste industry has a responsibility to identify and maximize economic benefit from the materials it collects for processing and/or disposal," stated Jeff Cosman, CEO of Meridian Waste. "Through the creation of Meridian Innovations, our Company is committed to exploring and implementing sustainable technologies, while simultaneously creating shareholder financial value. It is imperative that both sustainability and economic benefits are jointly respected and gained."

About Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.:

Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (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. Currently, the company operates in St. Louis, Missouri and services over 65,000 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential and roll off trucks, the Company operates three transfer stations and one municipal solid waste landfill.

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SOURCE: Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc.