At Filco Carting Corp., recycling is job one!

Filco Carting Corp.
Pioneers in Sustainability

After more than a century in the clean-up business, Filco Carting Corp (established 1910) remains on the cutting edge of Sustainability Initiatives. 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 Sustainability goals.

Filco Carting Corp. is a member of The National Waste & Recycling Association, the leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise to promote the North American waste and recycling industries, serve as their voice and create a climate where members prosper and provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services.

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. 


Sustainability Services

Environmental Waste Solutions

Filco’s commitment to cleaning up the planet began in 1910, with a horse and wagon, picking up trash in Manhattan’s garment district. Today, we are a fourth-generation family owned business and a leader in the evolution of the waste removal and recycling industry. Our goal is the same now as it was a century ago—to clean up the environment.

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Organic Composting

One third of what New Yorkers throw away organics. We collect this material to create compost. Commercial Organics and Composting Services is part of our sustainability program, in our unrivaled commitment to a sustainable New York City.

We offer competitive Commercial Organics and Composting Services to restaurants, commercial offices buildings, hotels, hospitals, and several other commercial businesses, collecting food scraps and any other organic material.

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LEED Building, Recycling, and Environmental Reporting

The US Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold Certifications to 199 Water Street and 535 Madison Ave in Manhattan in which Filco played a pivotal role in helping these properties secure an Energy Star Label.

Secure Confidential Document & Product Destruction

Filco provides confidential document destruction services to guaranty the privacy of companies' confidential information.
We provide video taped and witnessed shredding options for our customers, as well as certificates of destruction.

Interior & Exterior Demolition
Green Clean Outs, Load Outs, & Salvage

All dry waste materials collected by Filco Carting Corp. Environmental Services. The recyclables are sorted by type and grade, baled and then shipped to mills throughout the world and finally introduced as new products in the Global Market Place.

E-scrap & Bulk Waste Recycling

Filco Environmental Services provides E-Scrap and Bulk Debris Recycling Services to its clientele…Filco's mission is to offer our customers an environmentally sound approach to manage their Universal & E-Scrap waste.

Electronic Waste Collection & Recycling

Filco Carting Corp. provides collection of electronic waste such as lamps & bulbs, batteries, ballasts and such items in partnership with NYS DEC certified companies whose mission is to recycle and keep e-waste out of landfills.
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Sustainability Services

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Single-Stream Recycling


What is Single-Stream Recycling?

Single-Stream Recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, junk mail, etc., are placed in a SINGLE CONTAINER for recycling.

Filco Carting Corp has recently sent notices to our customers of the new NYC Commercial Recycling Laws beginning August 2016 and to be enforced in 2017. Summons will be issued for non-compliance.

To find out what this mean for the way that you manage your waste program at your property, click here.


Filco Carting offers
Single-Stream Recycling.

We value community relationships and look forward to future opportunities to reach out and engage with our friends and neighbors. To contact us, please fill out the form.

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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.

Organic Composting & Food Waste

Filco Carting Corp. provides separate collection of recyclable organic waste from food processors and restaurants. Organic waste is taken to a Facility where it will be turned into compost, energy or other valued 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.

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.