Awards & Associations


2019 WBJ’s Hall of Fame – James Harvey
2018 Waste360 WasteExpo “40 Under 40” Award – Benjamin J Harvey
Worcester Business Journal 2019, 2018, 2015 Best of Business Award – Waste Removal Company
2017 Worcester Business Journal – Best of Business Award – ‘Best Waste Removal Service’
2015 Construction and Demolition Recycler of the Year Award by the CDRA (Construction and Demolition Recycling Association)
Worcester Business Journal 2015 Best of Business Award – Waste Removal Company
Worcester Business Journal 2010 Best of Business Award – Family Business
U. S. Small Business Administration’s 2012 Jeffrey H. Butland Family-Owned Small Business of the Year Award
NSWMA Distinguished Service Award “Ellen Harvey”
Paper Stock Industries (chapter of ISRI) – Benjamin Harvey – President
MassRecycle Green Ribbon Friend “E.L. Harvey and Sons Inc.”
Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year “E.L. Harvey and Sons Inc.”
EIA Women’s Council Award “Ellen Harvey- Founder and Chairwoman”
The Environmental Awards “E.L. Harvey & Sons – Making a Market in Recycled Goods” Presented by the Massachusetts Audubon.
NSWMA Special Governor’s Award “Doug Harvey”- Recognition of his leadership in the Future Leaders Council and contributions to the Massachusetts State Chapter of NSWMA.
Environmental Industry Association “Hall of Fame” – James Harvey
NSWMA Distinguished Service Award “James Harvey”
NSWMA Distinguished Service Award “Ben Harvey”
MassRecycle Lifetime Achievement Recycling Award “James Harvey”
NSWMA Board of Governor’s Award “Ellen Harvey”- For special contributions to the Solid Waste Industry.
Eastern Paper Mills Suppliers Association “Benjamin Harvey”- In Appreciation for his outstanding leadership as President.
NSWMA Northeast Region Annual Meeting Massachusetts Volunteer of the Year “Jim Harvey”
George S. Troupe Award “James Harvey”- For dedication and service to the NSWMA.
Good Neighbor Award Presented to James Harvey by the Rhode Island Waste Industries Association.
Westborough-Northborough Area Chamber of Commerce Eli Whitney Award “E.L. Harvey and Sons Inc.”
The Board of Directors of the National Solid Waste Management Association extends its appreciation for dedication and outstanding service to the members of NSWMA “Steve Harvey- Future Leaders of NSWMA”, “Ben Harvey- Outstanding Service Waste Recyclers Council”, “James Harvey Massachusetts Chapter Chairman”.

Industry Commitment & Associations

We at E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc. are committed to being a key player in our industry. We have the expertise to help implement a strong successful waste reduction program. Recycling is an integral part of the handling and reduction of a company’s waste stream.

Our staff meets regularly with both federal and state officials to offer testimony and expertise regarding the laws and regulations that govern recycling and waste handling. Members of our organization have been involved with the actual writing of the Massachusetts Solid Waste Plan and the associated regulations, and we are constantly updated on new rules and regulations. While we do not always agree with the decisions made by our officials, we do believe it is in our best interest and that of our customers’ to keep communications open with the many governmental agencies.

Our company enjoys good working relations with mills and paper dealers throughout the world. Because we operate our own transfer station and paper packing facility here in Westborough, it is important that we remain in daily contact with all markets. We pledge to offer our customers the benefit of our knowledge and experience in all matters relating to their waste-handling program. In today’s challenging environment, E.L. Harvey & Sons has made this a priority.

To this end, the Harvey family has made a personal commitment to the industry as members of:

  • National Association for Information Destruction
    NAID is the international, non-profit trade association of the information destruction industry. Its members are companies and individuals involved in providing information destruction services. NAID’s mission is to educate business, industry and government of the importance of destroying discarded information and the value of contract destruction services.
  • National Solid Waste Management Association
    NSWMA is a trade association representing for-profit companies in North America that provide solid, hazardous and medical waste collection, recycling and disposal services, and companies that provide professional and consulting services to the waste services industry.
  • Solid Waste Association of North America    
    For over 40 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. Our association serves over 7,200 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses.
  • Institute of Scrap Paper Industries    
    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry.” With 21 chapters nationwide and headquarters in Washington, D.C., ISRI represents more than 1,200 companies that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. The Institute provides education, advocacy, and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the value and importance of recycling to the production of the world’s goods and services.
  • The Massachusetts Recycling Coalition
    MassRecycle, founded in 1989, was organized in response to a need for statewide advocacy to establish recycling programs. Its founders and early members recognized that widespread recycling would help to conserve natural resources, energy, landfill space and open space. More recently, recycling has been recognized as an essential component of any comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse emissions. The economic benefits of recycling have become evident by the over 60,000 recycling jobs calling for unskilled laborers to engineers, and the estimated $600 million that recycling contributes to the Massachusetts economy.
  • WasteCap of Massachusetts
    WasteCap of Massachusetts is the statewide, non-profit, public/private partnership working with the business community to develop and implement cost-effective programs for recycling, buying recycled materials, reuse, and waste reduction. Massachusetts businesses generate 55% of all municipal solid waste in the Commonwealth. WasteCap strives to minimize this environmental impact by providing free, voluntary programs to the private sector on recycling and waste reduction. Our staff members answer hundreds of technical assistance calls, promote services offered by innovative recycling and waste management firms in the Commonwealth, conduct site visits, and develop business recycling partnerships.
  • Environmental Industry Association (EIA) Chairmen’s Council
    EIA represents companies and individuals who manage solid and medical wastes; manufacture and distribute waste equipment; and provide environmental management, consulting and pollution-prevention-related services. Services are provided to members through the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC).
  • Environmental Industry Association (EIA) Women’s Council
    To benefit the waste industry, the EIA Women’s Council works for the professional advancement of women through meaningful and useful education, assistance, support, and mentoring.
  • Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce
    To provide leadership which promotes business well-being and economic development opportunities through a cooperative and integrated approach with business, community and government resources.
  • U.S. Green Building Council
    The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
  • MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
    This Chamber has been serving the community since 1924. We work side by side with public officials, business people and citizens to make the region a better place to live, work and play.
  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce
    Provides a significant unified voice in shaping the future growth of the business communities which it serves and provides a vehicle through which individuals can work to improve the area’s business climate and quality of life. A diverse business and service base is of great importance to Greater Lowell’s economic future. The Chamber works to create a healthy and competitive environment where businesses can grow and prosper.
  • Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
    The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most effective business to business network serving over 1,000 businesses in the Merrimack Valley communities including Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Greater Haverhill, Greater Lowell and Southern New Hampshire.
  • Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Detachable Container Association (DCA)
  • Eastern Paper Mills Association
  • Waste Recyclers Council of NSWMA
  • Waste Leadership Council
  • Landfill Council
  • Waste Hauler’s Council
  • Paper Stock Industries (PSI)
  • Construction Material Recycling Association (CMRA)
  • Chairman’s Council