E.L. Harvey & Sons opens MRF designed by BHS

E.L. Harvey & Sons has opened a new state-of-the-art single stream recycling facility to serve residents in the Massachusetts areas of Hopkinton and Westborough.

The facility was designed, manufactured and installed by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), which has undertaken a single-stream facility retrofit in B.C. and work at Canada Fibers facility in Toronto. The new E.L. Harvey & Sons system is housed in an 80,000 square-foot facility and is permitted to process upwards of 600 tonnes of residential recyclables per day. “This project will help communities and businesses throughout Eastern Massachusetts increase recycling rates, decrease disposal costs, and lessen the use of traditional disposal sites,” said Ben Harvey, president of E. L. Harvey & Sons, speaking in a November 12, 2013 statement to media. “It is a step towards helping The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Solid Waste Master Plan reach its 56 per cent recycling goal as established by The Massachusetts DEP,” Harvey added. E. L. Harvey & Sons said the company contracted BHS after “an intensive comprehensive analysis.”

“A great deal of research and site visits went into the decision; the deciding difference was the superior design and performance of the BHS screens, which gave them the competitive advantage,” said Vice President Steve Harvey in the joint statement. “The equipment is performing to my expectations. What BHS personnel stated and what the reality is was right on target,” he added.

E.L. Harvey and Sons
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, E.L. Harvey & Sons is a full service waste hauling, transfer, and recycling operations. It has been an independent, family owned and operated business since it was founded in 1911. The company’s Westborough/Hopkinton 100-acre facility houses the company’s main office, the new single stream MRF, a 30,000 square-foot paper and electronics recovery facility, a transfer station, a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility and maintenance and fabrication facilities.

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, BHS is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the largest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery and purity rates in the industry.