“Century Waste has always and will continue to take the safety of its employees, customers and the public at large as a primary objective during the course of doing business,” said a company spokesman this month. “Since 2005, Century Waste Services has been fully licensed and has dutifully responded to and/or complied with any BIC inquiry.”

But it seems Century Waste is not an outlier when it comes to debarred individuals with ties to property. Although it is not clear that this would constitute a violation, records show that the mortgagee for the land beneath Metropolitan Transfer Station is a man who was barred from the industry two decades ago.

The BIC renews licenses every two years after a background investigation process that the agency touts as thorough. Sanitation Salvage’s license was renewed in December 2017.

On Monday, Sanitation Salvage filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court seeking a temporary restraining order on the BIC’s suspension of the company’s license, but the request was declined.

In its petition, Sanitation Salvage wrote: “That it now faces a death sentence as a licensed business before even being afforded any hearing, in violation of every norm of due process, is simply beyond the pale. In short, this is a gross abuse of government authority that shocks the conscience, threatens to undermine the due process rights of all private carters, and cries out for judicial invention to stop it.”

Bronx politicians Jeff Klein, Mark Gjonaj, Nathalia Fernandez and Michael Benedetto submitted a letter of support for the temporary restraining order and a reinstatement of Sanitation Salvage’s license.

“Sanitation Salvage has been an exemplary example of a good corporate citizen,” they wrote.

According to a ProPublica review of state campaign finance records, since 2007, the Squitieri family, along with their companies and a web of realty corporations and LLCs, has given over $120,000 to Klein. Gjonaj has received more than $40,000 from the Squitieris as well.