Before joining Mr. T Carting in 1996, Tom spent two years working for public & private accounting roles. At the time he started, he spent half his shift on the truck and the other half in the office.  About a year later, Tom moved full time into the office and was responsible for all the accounting functions.  In 2001, the company had grown significantly and Tom became CFO for Mr. T Carting, Hi-Tech Resource Recovery, and Scholes Street Recycling, as well as served as in-house counsel on all legal & financial matters after his admission to the bar in 2004.  Throughout the last 2 decades, Tom has streamlined the procedures in billing, reporting and regulatory compliance.  From 2015-2017 Tom spent 2 years learning the sales aspect of the industry, as Sales Team Leader, where he revamped the pricing structure of the company.  As of January 1, 2018, Tom will become the next CEO.

Some of Tom’s specific achievements are:

-B.S. in accounting, University of Buffalo, 1993.

-J.D., cum laude, St. Johns, 2003.

-M.B.A., Cornell University, 2017.

Chairperson of the NYC chapter of the National Waste and Recycling Association, 2005-2015.

e Business Integrity Commission’s Trade Waste Advisory board, 2015-present.

VP Sales

Before starting with Mr. T Carting, John worked for an advertising company in Manhattan.

John started working for Mr. T Carting in 1972 on a rear load packer as a helper.  He obtained his CDL in 1974.  John quickly learned to operate the roll-off trucks and worked in the roll-off division until 1999.  1999-2016 John ran the roll-off division. In 1999 John began utilizing his passion-for-people skills and joined the sales team.  Since joining the sales team, John has brought in various compactor accounts, thus further growing the roll-off division.

Director of Safety

Paul started (like his cousins) working as a helper on the back of a garbage truck with his father back in the early 80’s.  Paul always had a passion for working on the routes and viewed them as one big obstacle course that challenged you, mentally & physically.  After completing his associates degree in 1996, Paul joined Mr. T Carting full-time and obtained his commercial driver’s license in 1997.  Paul worked on collection routes including trash, recyclables, organics and demolition until 2003.  From 2003-2006 Paul worked in the transfer station and material recovery facilities located in Brooklyn.  Paul learned the recycling business including operating all of the equipment such as, wheel loaders, forklifts and heavy duty baling machines.

Paul found a passion for risk management and earned several certificates in safety.  Over the last decade, Paul has implemented safety programs throughout the Operations and Recycling divisions, and regularly speaks at industry events on this topic.  Paul is responsible for recruitment and acclimation of drivers and helpers, as well as CDL training for qualified employees.

Paul currently oversees the Fleet division involving safe fleet operations and maintenance for the trucks, containers and other equipment.  He is also COO of Hi-Tech Resource Recovery & Scholes Street Recycling.

Paul also has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Culinary Arts


Peter Jr “Junior” started working for Mr. T Carting in 1990, working as a helper on the local collection route.  He helped grow the operations division from a four-truck operation in Queens, to a thirty-truck operation in Queens, Brooklyn, & Manhattan.    Junior’s geographical knowledge of the 5 Boroughs was instrumental in condensing the routes & and implementing new innovative computer software that presently guides our team through their daily routes.  This software enables our team to minimize missed pick-ups and ensure that customer satisfaction.

Peter runs the day to day operation at Mr. T Carting, making sure that all routes are safely and efficiently dispatched daily.

Peter started showed interest in karate at the age of 8, and earned a black belt & instructed classes at the age of 12.  Peter would come to work with his father (Peter Sr) when he had days off from school, and work on the garbage trucks…he always had a passion for this family business and that passion continues into his 40’s.

Resource Management and Business Development

Adam began his waste industry career in the late 1980’s working for Boston-based non-profit recycler Earthworm, Inc. He spent half of his time on the truck collecting waste paper, learning the recycling business from the ground up. When he wasn’t driving a truck he was organizing new collection programs, and assisting with the administrative work that was required to run a business. A consulting contract for the New York City Department of Sanitation in the early 1990’s brought Adam to New York, followed by eight years of work in the private carting industry. Adam returned to Boston in 2000 where he became a minority owner of Save That Stuff, Inc., a leading Resource Management company handling food waste, recyclables and waste. Joining Mr. T Carting in 2016, Adam leads the Sales Team and is responsible for Business Development and Resource Management.

Human Resource Manager

Karina Toscano has 21 years of experience working in New York City’s private waste and recycling industry. Karina has been responsible for many different roles, starting as the Cash Receipts Clerk, becoming a Billing Clerk, doing Collections for a little while, to Junior Accountant, transitioning accounts payable clerk. In 2022, Karina was promoted to Human Resources for Mr. T Carting Corp, in the process of taking the PHR certification.

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