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2024 Family Biz Awards: HW Green Company Inc.

HW Green provides sustainable solutions through customized recycling programs focusing on quality service and collaboration. Metal recycling is the cornerstone of circular economies and the pathway to conserving precious natural resources of our world.

Tell us about your recent accomplishments.

HW Green Company takes pride in being part of the manufacturing and recycling ecosystem in Connecticut. It continued operations improvements and yard expansions/updates throughout 2023/24. Annual revenue increased 160% from 2022 to the end of 2023.

The team is close-knit and has grown exponentially over the past two years, from an initial six to the current 22. As a women-owned business (WBE State of CT certified), Green’s is an active member of the community through outreach and metal recycling initiatives. It was recently named a 2024 Central CT Chamber Outstanding Community Business Award winner.

What are your family values and how do they contribute to your business success?

We have instilled the importance of honesty and integrity in all facets of life and business operations. We were raised in family businesses, further strengthening our commitment to make each employee and customer feel valued as an important part of our team. We feel fortunate to do this every day.

Where do you see your business in the next five years?

We are continuing a positive trajectory and leading the recycling industry by highlighting the importance of metal recycling throughout our community. We are looking forward to facility expansion, including a new processing building and scales, which will further enhance customers’ experiences. New equipment and additions to our fleet will further optimize what the team can accomplish.

Do you have a business succession plan?

It is our hope that the next generation will eventually continue to run and operate HW Green.

Click here to see the rest of the 2024 Family Business Award Honorees

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