Meridian Waste Charity Pumpkin Patch
- Dates: 10/2/2021, 10/9/2021, 10/16/2021, 10/23/2021, 10/30/2021
- Presenting Organization: Meridian Waste
- Venue: Meridian Waste’s Shotwell C&D Landfill
- Location: Knightdale
- Address: 4724 Smithfield Rd., Wendell, NC 27591
- Phone: 912.220.1382
- Times: 9am-1pm
- Admission: Free, charitable donation suggested for pumpkins
Every Saturday in October, Meridian Waste is sponsoring a Charity Pumpkin Patch. Attendees can participate in activities including pumpkin painting, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, hayrides touring the landfill. They can also Touch-A-Truck in the environmental services truck yard display complete with heavy-duty, earth-moving equipment such as a compactor, excavator, bulldozer, articulated dump truck, and a new front-loader garbage truck for the collection of non-hazardous waste materials.
Pumpkins will be available in three size categories with suggested donations of $5 for a medium, $10 for a large, and $15 for an extra-large pumpkin. Meridian Waste is donating 100 percent of monies raised from the pumpkin donations to be shared with local non-profits such as The Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm & Nature Preserve and the nearby Good Hope Baptist Church. Donations are suggested for picking a pumpkin from the Charity Pumpkin Patch but are not required to visit the facility and enjoy the activities. In addition to monies generated at the event, Meridian Waste will match all pumpkin donations to double the amount given to charity.