About us

Experience You Can Trust

For more than 60 years, Miami Waste Paper has been a strong leader in Miami’s recycling industry and a steadfast supporter of the business community. In 1944, at a time when few people ever heard of recycling, entrepreneur Roy Kopstein began picking up the discarded cardboard boxes that held boots and uniforms of the boys who went off to war. He recycled them for the war effort and thus, Miami Waste Paper was born.

Roy was an environmentalist and a businessman who saw the value in waste long before such ideas became mainstream. From one truck traveling door-to-door, to a sprawling state-of-the-art recycling facility and warehouse, Miami Waste Paper grew through Roy’s expertise and forward thinking. He continued managing the company right up until his death in 2004 at the age of 89.

In these many decades, Miami Waste Paper has dedicated itself to…

  • minimizing waste in landfills
  • reducing deforestation
  • protecting the environment, and
  • creating recycling programs that allow businesses to do the same while improving their bottom line.

Upholding the core values of its founder, Miami Waste Paper continues today as a family-run business with the financial strength, technical expertise and experienced staff to back its strong reputation.

Miami Waste Paper is a proud and long-standing member of:

Paper Stock Industries
ISRI is the preeminent trade association of the recycling industry, representing more than 1,400 companies that process, broker, and consume scrap materials, including paper, cardboard, metals, plastics, and glass.


Senior Management


ronnovaRon Novas Executive Vice President

As the grandson of founder Roy Kopstein, Ron Novas carries on the family heritage, with his own particular strengths. Ron is a Certified Public Accountant with a notable career in accounting. He was formerly with one of the nation’s top 5 accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers and also served as the Director of Internal Audit at Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) before returning to the family business as Executive Vice President in 2004. Ron’s business acumen and proven leadership has forged the strategic vision and ethical corporate culture at Miami Waste Paper.


David Novas Vice President of Sales & Operations

David Novas also carries on the family heritage in running the business. Having worked under Roy Kopstein for many years, David possesses a unique understanding of the recycling industry. He has more than 20 years of experience and is currently Vice President of Sales and Operations.

Danny Dussan Account Representative & Fiber Procurement

Danny brings many years of experience with compaction and baling equipment to Miami Waste Paper. Prior to joining the company in 2005, he was a top salesman with the Van Dyke Baler Corporation. Today, Danny is instrumental in attracting new accounts and increasing fiber procurement. He takes the lead role in developing recycling programs for clients and is an expert at showing how easy it is to reduce fees while increasing recycling revenue. Danny’s expertise in baling and compaction equipment allows him to help clients find the right equipment for their businesses.

roy-kopstein Roy Kopstein Founder

Roy Kopstein was an environmentalist and a businessman who saw the value in waste long before such ideas became mainstream. He built a family business on this idea and expanded it from one truck driving door-to-door to a sprawling, state-of-the-art recycling facility and warehouse.

It was Roy’s forward thinking that saw the value in always upgrading to the very best equipment available. In 1997, he negotiated the purchase of three new HRB 1035 balers from Harris Waste Management Group Inc. These and other equipment purchased helped Miami Waste Paper become a leader in its ability to process old corrugated cardboard, old newsprint, and used beverage containers.

That tradition continues today as Miami Waste Paper has partnered with BACE Baler and Compaction Equipment Company and other local businesses. We’re proud of the relationships we have developed with top-tier companies in our industry.

Gladys Iglesias Corporate Secretary

Gladys is a Miami Waste Paper veteran who has been with the company since 1979 and is instrumental to the company’s operations. Gladys is responsible for customer service, shipping, logistics and all traffic activities. She also oversees the dispatch of trucks and handles human resources, all with the utmost efficiency.