July 21, 2015
The city of Flint is asking a judge to shut down a recycling facility that was the site of a large garbage fire that burned for more than 24 hours earlier this year.
The lawsuit, filed July 10 in Genesee Circuit Court against Averill Refuse & Recycling, alleges the facility is operating without a license and has allowed litter to spread to neighboring properties.
The business, at 220 S. Averill St., has been operating illegally, the city claims, after the city denied the facility its junk dealer license from 2013-2015. The company failed to address continuous blighted conditions at the site, the city claims in the lawsuit.