In 1971, with true entrepreneurial spirit, Jim steered E. L. Harvey & Sons, into the growing field of commercial and industrial waste removal and disposal services. These services supported the company’s goal to recycle as much as possible out of the waste stream. Jim’s vision remains the same today as he continues to chart the ambitious growth of this family owned and operated business. Jim is very active in his home community, as well as the industry. For over 20 years, he has been an active member of the Steering Committee of the Massachusetts Chapter of the EIA. He was the Chapter Chairman for six years. He has been active in the Waste Hauler’s Council, the Landfill Council and the Chairmen’s Council. Jim also served on the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) Board of Directors as program chairman. He was also president of the Detachable Container Association (DCA).