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June 26, 2013
New York City’s Business Integrity Commission (BIC) has rejected two applications to operate trade waste businesses in the city.
MC&O Construction Inc. (MC&O) sought to renew its registration to remove construction and demolition (C&D) debris. The BIC determined that MC&O failed to disclose two prior criminal convictions and pending federal charges against the company’s principals, Owen O’Reilly and Eamonn McDonnell, according to a BIC news release.
PJF Trucking LLC (PJF) also sought to renew its registration to remove C&D debris. The BIC’s investigation revealed that PJF was the debtor in a $23,100 tax lien filed by the state of New Jersey. The company knowingly failed to provide information on the resolution of the lien despite repeated requests from the BIC, the commission said.
The BIC can refuse licenses and registrations in the New York waste industry and other fields when it determines, among other things, that the applicants lack “good character, honesty and integrity,” it said. It was established in part to eliminate organized crime in the industries it regulates.
The commission also rejected an application for a wholesale market business.
“Today’s denials remind us of the deceptive practices and poor character of bad actors in the markets and trade waste industries,” said Shari Hyman, commissioner and chairman.
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Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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