Filco Carting: Recycling Pioneers
After almost a century in the clean-up business, Filco Carting remains on the cutting edge of the green movement. Filco is an innovator in helping companies find ways to become more environmentally responsible. Filco Carting offers numerous innovative programs that help businesses, institutions and agencies save money, generate new revenue with their recyclables and operate as a model green business. Our customers enjoy non-hazardous waste removal and disposal services, as well as, numerous innovative programs guaranteed to help them achieve their Green goals.
Filco provides e-scrap and universal waste handling and recycling programs for computers and other electronic office equipment, bulbs, batteries, thermostats, and lamps containing mercury and other regulated materials. As a member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Filco also offers secure, certified confidential document destruction services at the lowest prices in the New York market.
Recycling is known to be costly, but Filco has automated much of the process in such a way that returns significant savings to the consumer. We have reduced disposal costs from the sale and landfill diversion of recovered material. By avoiding high disposal costs we are able to pass the savings on to our customers.
Nearly 90% of Collected Waste is Recycled
Filco Carting has streamlined its recycling practices to further preserve the environment. Filco’s newly renovated recovery facility processes a variety of materials including: paper, wood, plastic, metal and more. On average, Filco recycles just over 90 percent of all dry, non-hazardous waste material collected, per month. The excellent diversion rate results in big savings to our customers.
Paper is sorted and baled by grades. These bales are then transported by truck and rail to fiber recycling plants where they are processed into clean pulp that can be used to make new paper products like hand towels, toilet tissue, pizza boxes brown shipping boxes, and other packaging items.
Plastics and Vinyl
Plastics and vinyl are sorted and shipped to several mills in the U.S. and Canada and used in the production of various items including fibers, fleece sweatshirts, plastic lumber, tables, benches, truck cargo liners, trash receptacles, stationery (ex. rulers) and other durable plastic products.
Metals are taken to various scrap metal facilities for intermediary ferrous and non-ferrous sorting and processing before being sold to foundries for smelting. Once there, it is shredded or ground into small chips and then melted and cast into ingots. The ingots are sent on to manufacturing plants where they are rolled into sheets of aluminum and used to manufacture end products ranging from cans to castings and car bodies.
Approximately half of the wood removed by Filco is sorted into open-top containers and taken to NY wood processing facilities where it is chipped and ground up for use as mulch, construction filler, and various types of composite board. About half of our larger pieces of wood are reclaimed by NY building materials reuse groups or are repurposed by companies in the construction of crating, planking and skids.
Glass bottles are sorted by color and sent to processing facilities that break the glass into small pieces called cullet. The cullet is then blended with silica sand, soda ash, and limestone and melted into molten glass.
Filco is the first NYC commercial waste and recycling hauler to use low decibel, non-polluting, compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to service Manhattan. Our fleet of over 40 trucks transports waste to Filco’s recycling facility.