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Filco Carting

Filco Carting, a pioneer in the evolution of waste removal and recycling is the waste management company responsible for collecting and recycling the trash generated at SUNY Downstate. Through a process called source segregation, Filco is able to separate all the trash, pulling out paper, cans and other materials. However, this service comes at an additional cost which we can reduce by source segregating here on campus. Filco is a willing partner in helping Downstate to recycle here on campus. They have experience with health care facilities and have implemented a successful recycling program at Lutheran hospital which we hope to duplicate.

Filco provides the following services to Downstate:

  • Solid Waste Collection/Removal
  • Cardboard/Paper/Plastic Recycling
  • Bulk Material and Equipment Removal
  • Composting and Elimination of Food Waste
  • Construction/Demolition Debris Recycling
  • Container, Dumpsters, Compactors and Balers
  • Confidential Document Destruction

Filco's clients include:

Con Edison Corp., Verizon Corp. Citibank, Board of Education, Goldman Sachs, Target and Cushman Wakefield.

Some Facts About Filco:

  • Filco is the first NYC commercial waste and recycling hauler to use low decibel, non-polluting, compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to service Manhattan. These trucks far exceed DOT noise level standards for all types of commercial vehicles operating in NYC. They emit no noxious diesel fumes. In fact, they exceed EPA certified emissions standards of 1.4 grams NOx and 0.01 grams of particulates.
  • Filco's recovery facility recycles a variety of materials including; paper, wood, plastic, metal and more. We increase revenues, reduce disposal costs and divert these materials from landfill.
  • Filco's innovative waste reduction, materials management, reuse and recycling programs are unmatched in their region and help their customers to save money, generate new revenue and surpass many of their corporate environmental milestones.
  • More than 90% of the waste processed by Filco is recycled.