The New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) conducts background investigations and issues licenses and registrations to the following categories of Trade Waste businesses in the City:

  • Self-hauler
  • Putrescible carter
  • Construction and demolition
  • Trade waste brokers

The City also conducts background investigations and issues registrations to food wholesalers and businesses located or operating within a designated public wholesale market that possess good character, honesty and integrity. The City currently regulates four public wholesale markets:

  • New York City Terminal Market (Hunts Point Produce Market)
  • Hunts Point Cooperative Market, Inc. (Hunts Point Meat Market)
  • New Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point
  • Brooklyn Wholesale Meat Market


Get information about trade waste licensing and registration.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

Before visiting the BIC Licensing Unit, you must first schedule an appointment online.

Appointments are accepted for the following:

  • Application review
  • Picking up/returning/transferring BIC license plates
  • Fingerprinting
  • Signing approval orders
  • Purchasing BIC decals
  • Submitting payment for a bounced check.

Visit the Business Integrity Commission's website.

Further Assistance

If you are experiencing any issues when scheduling your appointment online, you can contact the BIC or their Licensing Unit.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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