The Staten Island trash hauling company linked to an alleged murder-coverup will be shut down in the coming weeks after city authorities voted Wednesday to deny its application for a new operating license.
The city’s Business Integrity Commission unanimously nixed an attempt by the company, Flag Container, to renew its hauling permit following garbage kingpin William Formica’s felony indictment in January for allegedly helping to hide evidence in the murder of a Staten Island dad.
The Post highlighted the company’s continued operation despite Formica’s alleged role in the cover-up.
Formica’s hauler was voted to be closed down as of June 26th, citing repeated violations of a city requirement that waste haulers be owned by individuals with good character.
One of the reasons cited was Formica’s indictment in the murder case.
“BIC exists to ensure businesses in the trade waste industry operate with good character, honesty and integrity. Today, the Commission unanimously found that the principles of these companies lack those essential qualities,” said City Hall spokeswoman Laura Feyer.
Formica allegedly helped cover up the a the murder of Michael Stewart — who went missing in December after a fight at a barber shop.
Flag Container still has a contract to provide the city’s Sanitation Department with waste carting services that’s worth potentially $37 million. The DSNY is moving to end the waste exporting contract.
The company has been operating on a temporary license for two years as the BIC mulled over its application to renew its operating permit in 2017.