About BIC

In November 2001, a charter revision measure created the Organized Crime Control Commission, which was later renamed the Business Integrity Commission (BIC), to consolidate under one agency the regulatory jurisdiction over the private carting industry, businesses operating in the City's public wholesale markets, and the shipboard gambling industry. Previously, the trade waste industry was regulated by the Trade Waste Commission; the Fulton Fish Market, other seafood distribution areas, and the public wholesale markets were under the purview of the Department of Small Business Services; and shipboard gambling was regulated by the Gambling Control Commission.

The BIC consists of the Chair of BIC and the Commissioners of the New York City Police Department, the New York City Department of Investigation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, and the New York City Department of Small Business Services, with the Chair of BIC having administrative management over the agency. BIC has over 60 employees, supplemented by NYPD police officers and Sanitation police officers.

There are over 2,000 active carting companies operating in New York City and approximately 225 wholesale businesses operating in three of the City's wholesale public markets. Before a license or registration is granted, BIC conducts background investigations of the applicant business and its principals' good character, honesty and integrity. BIC also conducts criminal investigations in the businesses it regulates.

To find out more about BIC, you may review the information available throughout this Web site.