Brooklyn, New York-based Filco Carting has announced that Adam Pasquale, founder of Recycle Track Systems (RTS), will join the company as executive vice president of strategy and corporate development. He will work directly with Filco’s CEO Domenic Monopoli, primarily focusing on driving and incorporating his skillsets to improve overall business development and corporate planning strategy.
As part of his responsibilities with Filco, Pasquale will partner with Monopoli to further advance the company’s commitment to zero waste. Initiatives for which they will partner include “expanding Filco’s ability to provide more scalable and sustainable solutions for its customers and communities,” according to a release.
“Filco has several tremendous opportunities on the horizon, including but not limited to the [New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Commercial Waste Zone (CWZ) program],” Monopoli tells Waste Today. “Legislation [surrounding] recycling will continue to help the industry evolve and divert tons from … landfill. These aspirations require talent as well as ways and means to grow responsibly. We truly feel the sky is the limit.”
The CWZ program, which divides the five boroughs into zones, aims to enhance New York City’s collection services to accomplish its zero-waste goals, greater safety, improved environmental health, overhaul pricing standards and strengthening customer service standards.
“We are confident that Adam joining the Filco team at this moment reinforces our ability to exceed these new standards of the CWZ Program,” Monopoli says in a release.
Pasquale has a longstanding career in the solid waste industry, first working in his family’s waste business—Ideal Sanitation & Sam Pasquale Carting—after graduating from George Washington University. He took ownership of the company in 1999 but sold the business to Action Carting (now Interstate Waste) in 2005, where he joined their team and grew its fleet from 40 to 400 trucks during his tenure.
He then founded RTS in 2015 and served as the driving force behind the company’s technology that provides scalable traceability and sustainability services to its partners, including Filco.
“Having the firsthand insight of Adam’s trailblazing career, folding him to the Filco executive team is a dream come true,” Monopoli says. “Adam’s expertise in dual-stream recycling, organic compost collection and seamlessly leveraging technology to provide sustainable solutions offers a promising future not only for Filco but also for the industry, community and partners it serves.”
Monopoli tells Waste Today that Pasquale exited day-to-day operations at RTS in 2020 and had previously taken on a corporate business ambassador role where he assisted vendor and client relationships.
In his new role with Filco, Monopoli says Pasquale will help further the company’s partnership with RTS, which was first formed in 2015.