MassDEP Presents E.L. Harvey & Sons with ‘Endorser of the Year’ Recognition for Promoting Recycling and Waste Reduction

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) yesterday presented E.L. Harvey & Sons with a Massachusetts WasteWise “Endorser of the Year” award in recognition of the company’s on-going efforts at promoting recycling and waste prevention to Massachusetts businesses.

A WasteWise Endorser agrees to recruit organizations to become WasteWise partners and provide members with promotional, educational or technical information about reducing waste.

“Since 1994, E.L. Harvey & Sons has been actively promoting the benefits of the WasteWise program to their customers,” said MassDEP Commissioner Laurie Burt. “In 2009, they partnered with MassDEP to host a workshop on paper recycling, attracting business, industry and regional state governments. Their hospitality, company pride and commitment to fostering business recycling are commendable and very much appreciated.”

E.L. Harvey & Sons is a family-owned and operated waste management company headquartered in Westborough. The company provides waste reduction and recycling services to businesses, communities, and homeowners in central Massachusetts. E.L. Harvey & Sons also operates a full service paper recycling and construction and demolition debris recycling operation.

“E.L. Harvey & Sons is proud to be a Waste Wise Endorser and to accept this award,” said company Senior Vice President/Owner Ben Harvey. “E.L. Harvey & Sons has taken an active leadership role in promoting and supporting recycling initiatives and programs that foster partnerships between corporations, industry, and government. These partnerships aid in creating and fostering sustainable recycling programs within the Commonwealth and on the national level.”

Massachusetts WasteWise is a free, voluntary partnership program founded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist businesses and organizations in implementing waste reduction and recycling programs. The national program, established in 1994, currently has over 2,000 members. Massachusetts partnered with EPA in 2002 and has over 150 member organizations in the Commonwealth.

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