Garbage Removal NYC | Trash Removal NYC | FAQ



Who is Mr.T?

Our founder, Thomas Joseph Toscano, born of immigrant parents in 1926 and the oldest of six children, lived with his family in Ridgewood, Queens. At the age of 14, when his father passed away, Tom learned how to be a survivor in order to provide for his family.

After serving in the Navy for two years, Tom started as a helper on a rubbish route and quickly acquired his own route at the very young age of 20. Over the next 60 years, he was joined by more than 20 family members and the company grew and prospered to become the corporation it is today. All of this can be reflected back to Tom’s original tenacity and never-ending dream of success.

How far in advance must I order a container?

In most instances, 24 hrs. notice is required for container/ dumpster rentals. Emergency service may be obtained the same day, if required.

Would there be an additional charge if the container exceeds the weight limit?

Yes. In the event that the container exceeds the maximum allowable tonnage — regardless of volume/fullness of the container — an extra charge would be added based on the additional dumping costs that Mr. T Carting would incur.

Are there any materials that should not be placed in the container?

Yes, Mr. T Carting is unable to accept any hazardous or special waste (medical and chemical), as well as paint and asbestos.

Must I obtain a permit for a container being placed on the street?

Yes, according to the N.Y.C Department of Transportation regulations, a permit is required. We can obtain a permit within minutes via DOT’s online website. There will be an additional fee of $40(+ tax) for a DOT permit good for up to 5 days. If the permit is required for longer than 5 days, it will need to be renewed. Please call the office for details: 718-821-9706 x101

Do prices vary depending on the material being discarded?

Yes, prices do vary, depending on recyclable materials, construction/rubbish, garbage or traditional household junk. Heavy materials such as concrete and dirt are more costly while roofing material is the most expensive material to dispose of. When calling for service, please specify the type of material being discarded to properly determine pricing.

What types of payment are accepted?

We gladly accept cash, checks, money orders and major credit cards.

Do you have weekly pickup service?

We offer pick–up service 6 days a week (call today to find out about availability in your area).

Do you have container service. If so, what sizes do you have?

We have containers available for regular commercial trash pickup; ranging in size from ½ yard to 8 yards. Additionally, for larger projects, we have roll–off containers; which come in a variety of sizes from 10 yards to 40 yards to accommodate all job types and sites.

Can you provide us with trash cans?

We do not provide customers with trash cans. Loose trash bag pick-up is one of the most common garbage removal services we provide. This type of service is best if you don’t have the space on site to properly store a garbage bin ⁄container⁄dumpster.

What areas do you cover?

We can provide service to the 5 boroughs of New York City:  Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

Do you pickup construction and demolition debris?

Mr. T Carting’s rubbish container services include rubbish bins, debris roll-off containers, and rubbish mini containers in a variety of sizes to fit your every construction debris removal needs.

Do you do cleanouts?

Yes, Mr. T can provide you with quick & courteous clean out crews to safely remove all your junk and load it into one of our 10 to 40 yard containers. If space is unavailable for a roll-off container, Mr T Can send an empty box truck and perform a “live-load” service.

Do you offer recycling services. If so, what materials do you do recycle?

For businesses that generate paper, plastic and cardboard waste, all of your recycling needs can be accomplished in an environmentally conscious effort. All recyclable materials such as paper, plastic and cardboard are carted away to an advanced Recycling Facility and Material Recovery Facility where materials are separated and recycled accordingly.

Can you provide locks and chains for your containers?

Yes.  In order to prevent any unwanted dumping — at the customer’s request — Mr T will provide a durable lock and steel chain, installed by our pick-up crews.

Do your workers close the lids and return the containers to their proper location after emptying them?

Our workers take great care to make sure your containers are placed back in their original location with the lids closed. We want our customers to enjoy a hassle-free experience. It’s our job to get dirty, not the customer’s.

If I have a small-container for regular service, can I keep it on the sidewalk during the day?

All containers must be pulled inside a corral, your building, or on your property so the containers are not visible from the street. If a container is out on the street or sidewalk past 7:00am, you take the chance of receiving a summons from DSNY.

Do you do composting?

Mr. T Carting offers composting and food management services for all businesses in the food service industry. We provide special toter bins for customers who choose to engage in SSOW (Source Separated Organic Waste) because plastic bags are not an accepted at the composting facilities.

Do you accept used grease and/or oil?

While we do not physically remove oil and grease from your business, we can arrange for the proper pick-up and disposal of those materials.

What are the maximum rates that can be charged in the City of New York?

The maximum rates that carters are permitted to charge, are based either by volume (quantity) or by weight (lbs):

  • $15.89 per cubic yard of loose refuse (volume), or
  • $10.42 per 100 pounds of refuse (weight)

While the customer and carter can negotiate whether the customer will be charged by volume or by weight, the customer has the right to choose by which method to be charged.


How do you determine how much to charge a customer?

We determine the actual pricing you would be billed based on a two-week survey; the results of which we would share with you upon request.

Is your company regulated by any government organization?

Mr. T Carting Corp is licensed and regulated by the City of New York Business Integrity Commission. The Business Integrity Commission (BIC) is both a law enforcement and regulatory agency charged with oversight of the private carting industry. We must also adhere to all of the rules and regulations in effect under the Department of Transportation.

How can I apply for a job?

If you are interested in joining the Mr. T team, please email your resume to or use the Contact Us section of our website.

How do I have my service restarted if it has been stopped for non-payment?

Call and speak to our collections representative who will be happy to take a payment over the phone.

Do you speak Spanish? (se habla espanol?)

Yes! (Si)

When do I receive my invoice?

Our invoices go out the 1st of the month for that month’s service.

I have extra garbage, what do I do?

If you need to have extra garbage removed, please call the office. There is an additional cost for these additional services.

How do I get a W-9 from Mr. T?

You can email your request to or fax 718-381-0722.

How do I get a certificate of insurance from Mr. T?

You can email your request to or fax: 718-456-4840

Does your pick up schedule change over the holidays or over a holiday weekend?

Yes, please see the schedule here.