Client: E.L. Harvey & Sons
Location: Hopkinton, MA
Founded in 1911, E.L. Harvey & Sons is a full-service waste hauling, transfer, and scrap recycling operation based in Massachusetts and serving Central New England. The company was acquired by Waste Connections of Canada in 2021.
80,000 sq. ft. Single Stream Recycling Facility
E.L. Harvey & Sons asked RP Masiello to lead the design/build effort for a large facility in Hopkinton to process recyclables. Single stream service allows people to place all recyclable items, such as cans bottles and paper, into the same bin for collection. Those materials, however, still need to be sorted before being shipped to re-processors. That sorting activity is now done indoors, protected from the elements, so it can operate 365 days a year as needed.
The new single stream building spans more than two acres. To accommodate the heavy equipment traffic, and the massive, automated sorting machinery that operate within the building, the project required heavy concrete work and an industrial scale electrical system. This was the latest project in a relationship with E.L. Harvey & Sons that began in 1977 and includes over 15 major building projects.
RP Masiello constructed these buildings at the complex
- Several trash transfer stations
- Several recycling facilities
- Corporate office building
- C&D facility
- Westboro Township facilities
- Storage mezzanines
- Scale pit