“Pop” Thomas Joseph Toscano, Founder and Former CEO of Mr. T Carting Corp.
Thomas Joseph Toscano, lovingly known as “Pop” by the Mr. T Carting family, founded
Mr. T Carting in 1947, then known as Tom Toscano Carting. Born in 1926 in Ridgewood, New
York to Italian immigrants, he served in the Navy for two years during World War II and then
worked as a mechanic in an auto repair shop. He later got a job as a helper on a garbage truck at
an independent carting company before starting his own business. He founded Mr. T Carting
with one truck and one employee – himself – following his dream of being his own boss.
Under his leadership, Mr. T Carting has expanded to become one of the six largest
carting companies operating in New York City. The company’s employees feel that he has
instilled core values and a work ethic that has shaped what Mr. T Carting is today.
Excerpted from Mr. T Carting’s Website:
“Our founder “Pop” was always known as the “gentleman in the sanitation business”
because he cared about people. “Be fair with people, be honest with people, and you never go
wrong.” It’s his work ethic that was passed down across the three generations and that shapes
Mr. T’s service culture today. We treat people like we treat each other, like family.”
A Heritage of Dependability and Flexibility
Our founder “Pop” was always known as the “gentleman in the sanitation business” because he cared about people. “Be fair with people, be honest with people, and you never go wrong.” It’s his work ethic that was passed down across the three generations and that shapes our service culture today. We treat people like we treat each other, like family. To this day, we even go above and beyond, even responding to customer calls for rescuing valuable items they threw away by mistake and helping them retrieve them if possible.
At Mr. T Carting, we’ve been serving New York with pride for over 70 Years. We’ve built lasting relationships on family values, and we’re here for the long haul – for our communities and environment. Our size, capabilities, and scale – coupled with our history and connection with this city we love – set Mr. T Carting apart from any other NYC waste management provider. With our roots in our heritage, we embrace the future with a progressive outlook and a commitment to sustainability.