2018 NRRA Annual Conference & Expo.

Planning has officially gotten underway for the 37th Annual NRRA Conference & Exposition!  We’ve secured our keynote speaker (see below for details) and the official “Save the Date” announcement has been made.  Our call for speakers will be going out within the coming weeks as we hope to line up another round of engaging and informative workshops for this year’s epic event that will be sure to make you see why RECYCLING RULES!

2018 NRRA Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

NRRA is honored to have a Keynote Speaker for the 37th Annual Conference who embodies the dedication, passion and history of recycling success, Ben Harvey of EL Harvey and Sons, Inc. of Westborough, Mass. His family run company has been doing the right thing by recycling for 111 years and they aren’t about to stop now. As you drive around the “recycling campus” that is their operation, you are struck by the variety of containers with all sorts of different materials, all waiting to be recycled properly and profitably. There should be a big banner as you drive in that says “Recycling Rules” because there is no combination that is a better fit for that phrase than Harvey Enterprise and the NRRA Conference.

Ben Harvey

Ben Harvey is the president of E. L. Harvey & Sons Inc., a full service waste and recycling firm that provides services to municipal, commercial and industrial corporations throughout eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. He negotiates for the sale of recyclables to consumers and the shipments of waste to disposal sites. Ben’s duties also include providing leadership to the management team of E. L. Harvey & Sons.

Ben has presented to and shared his knowledge of the industry to thousands of business and association leaders, through such diverse groups as Waste Cap of Massachusetts, MassRecycle, Detachable Container Association, National Recycling Coalition, Paper Stock Industries, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Environmental Business Council and at national forums such as Waste Expo and ISRI conventions.

Ben has served on the Board of Directors of many industry and trade associations throughout his career. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council, MassRecycle and the National Waste and Recycling Association.
Ben will share his vast accumulation of knowledge of all facets of the recycling and waste stream business, its history, and, most importantly, its future. He will be a most worthy successor to our recent Keynote Alums who have all been spot on for our conference attendees. Given the future of this industry, this address by a giant of the industry is not to be missed. Save the date, signup early, and take advantage of the early bird discounts.


If you have an idea for a workshop, speaker or even a vendor that you’d like to see at this year’s show, please be sure to let us know!  You can email your suggestions to info@nrra.net.   Check back often for updates on this year’s conference!


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