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Trash company wants to continue service after license suspension

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A trash removal company whose license was suspended after what the city called a series of dangerous practices says it wants to continue providing services for the community.

The Department of Sanitation has been servicing Sanitation Salvage's customers since the latter's license was suspended at the end of August. DSNY will continuing servicing those customers until Sept. 24.

City officials say Sanitation Salvage was responsible for two deaths -- one in 2017 and another in April 2018. They also say Sanitation Salvage trucks have been involved in 58 crashes since March 2016.

Sanitation Salvage management says it's been unsuccessful in its attempts to appeal the suspension decision. They're also exploring legal avenues to stay in business, adding that they worry about the future of the company and its workers.

A member of Teamsters Local 813 says the union is already placing former Sanitation Salvation employees in new jobs, and that they respect the city's decision..

In the past, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that Sanitation Salvage values profit over the lives of New Yorkers and the well-being of its workers.

News 12 reached out to DSNY and was redirected to the Business Integrity Commission but did not hear back.

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