Final haul: Garbage company with litany of problems calls it quits
A Hunts Point garbage hauling company with a long list of prior documented issues has picked up its final load.
Sanitation Salvage had been under mounting scrutiny and pressure to improve safety standards after one of its workers was killed on the job last year. Six months later, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a sanitation truck.
The private trash collector decided Wednesday to shut down its operation.
According to city Business Integrity Commission, which suspended the hauler's license, Sanitation Salvage had 58 crashes within a three-year span. Other violations included failed inspections, lack of proper licenses for drivers and wage and safety infractions.
The company’s management office did not want to speak with News 12.
Advocates say the company's closure is a step in the right direction, but there needs to be more oversight for the industry.