About Us

Founder and owner Emil Panichi

Daughters Elisa and Evelyn carry on the family business tradition

As a young man determined to make his way and support a family, Emil Panichi launched Royal Carting as a part-time second job with a small loan and a single truck. A living example of learning the business "hands on," Emil collected the garbage cans house-by-house while his employee drove the truck on their single Dutchess County route.

Since that humble beginning, Emil has committed his time and energy to see Royal Carting grow and thrive across the Hudson Valley. Through the years, the business has expanded from residental garbage collection to include drop off service and commercial waste removal. Royal remains a pioneer in recycling, having designed its first recycling program in 1977. Today, more than half of our vehicles are zero emission.

Royal Carting (with sister company Welsh Sanitation) employs nearly 200 Hudson Valley residents and operates a fleet of specialized vehicles, along with its own single stream recycling dropoff center and two NYS DEC permitted transfer stations.


Having entered the business as teenagers working on weekends and school breaks, daughters Elisa and Evelyn are proud to carry on the Panichi family business tradition and community service mission that are the heart of Royal Carting.

1955 -- the Royal Carting truck

2018 -- one of a fleet of 140 trucks


Community Service

The Panichi family's passion for business is matched by their personal spirit of giving. As such, Royal Carting has made it a mission to give back to the community. Initiatives that help children overcome challenges and achieve their best potential are a particular area of focus.


Royal Carting supports local hospitals and colleges, as well as hundreds of local non-profit organizations, including: American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, DARE, Abilities First, Downs Syndrome of the Hudson Valley, Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie and DC ARC.

Most recently, Emil and family helped to build the Panichi Pool for Maplebrook School of Amenia, NY -- a specialized boarding school that serves adolescents and young adults who learn differently.

Panichi Center for Communication and Learning
The Panichi family is proud to have played a leadership role in the creation of the Panichi Center for Communication and Learning. Located in Beacon, NY, and dedicated in 2007, the Panichi Center was founded to serve the increasing number of preschool age children with medical conditions requiring interventions and therapies to address developmental disabilities and delays.

The Center provides programs for children 18 months to five years old with disabilities including pervasive development disorders, attention deficit disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, speech delays, and autism.The Center also features a satellite office for children and adults, to treat communication disorders such as speech, language, hearing, and problems with swallowing.

The program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). For more information call Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital at 845-431-8803.

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