Meridian Waste is hosting an Earth Day coloring contest for kids


meridian wastean integrated non-hazardous solid waste management services company, is holding its second annual Earth Day-themed coloring contest, “Light Up the World,” for children ages 5-10.

The purpose of the Light Up the World coloring contest is to introduce the concept of Earth Day and how the environmental services and waste removal industry plays a major role in the health and safety of the communities served. The free activity is designed to help young people stay inspired while spending more time at home during the pandemic.

The competition has two age categories for children with specific coloring sheets for age groups five to seven and eight to 10. Coloring sheets will be available for download and upload with completed paperwork to be submitted via a .JPG photo or .PDF in order to enter the competition. No purchase is necessary. The contest is open to children of Meridian Waste customers and non-customers. Each age category will have a winner, chosen by Meridian Waste staff.

The competition is open from Monday March 15 to Sunday April 18. Winners will be announced on the website on Thursday, April 22, and prizes will be posted at the end of April.

All children across the United States are eligible to win. The competition will take place online. Official rules, coloring sheets, and more information on how to submit artwork are available at

“The 2020 Earth Day Coloring Contest has shown positive interest from many children, their friends and families. We are excited to continue our efforts in our service markets and beyond,” said Meridian Waste CEO Walter “Wally” Hall. “Celebrating the natural environment goes hand in hand with keeping it clean and green, which is something our team of solid waste professionals do every day. Helping children understand that everyone has a role to play in keeping our planet healthy is at the heart of this initiative,” he said. “The competition is designed to give children and their caregivers a creative outlet by focusing on the highest good of being mindful of Mother Earth. Proper disposal of waste and recycling materials begins at home.

The efforts reinforce Meridian Waste’s commitment to supporting the simple joys of coloring while using green endeavors as the subject of the coloring sheets. For more information, visit


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