Mr. T Carting of Glendale Marks 70 Years

A business that grew from one owner-employee and one truck in 1947 to 93 employees and a fleet of 37 trucks 70 years later calls for a celebration.

About 100 employees, customers, business leaders, friends and local elected officials gathered at Terrace on the Park last month to salute Thomas “Pop” Toscano, founder of Glendale-based Mr. T Carting. The long history of Mr. T and its involvement in the community were highlighted in photographs and a slide presentation.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, DEC deputy commissioner James Gennaro, and Queens Chamber president Thomas Grech were among those extending their congratulations and wishes for continued success. Also in attendance were Community Board 5 chair Vincent Arcuri and a representative from Congresswoman Grace Meng’s office. The Department of Sanitation sent a citation to commemorate the occasion.

Mr. T Carting is one of the ten oldest family-owned businesses in Queens, and one of the six largest private carting companies in New York City. An innovator in the handling of food waste, today nearly half of its customers are in food-related businesses. Mr. T Carting collects food waste in source-separated organic waste disposal and directs it for compost, a service it began offering in 2006, long before it was required by law.

Nearly half of Mr. T’s employees live in Queens and the company has expanded its service area from Glendale to cover the entire borough, as well as all of Brooklyn and Manhattan. For more information, please visit

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