BIC regulates thousands of active licensees and registrants who operate waste removal businesses or conduct waste removal activities in the City of New York. Licensed carters are those carters who are legally permitted to collect and remove all types of waste, such as regular waste, organic waste, recyclable materials, medical waste, and waste materials resulting from building demolition, construction, alteration, or excavation. Carters who solely remove waste materials resulting from building demolition, construction, alteration or excavation can obtain a registration from BIC. Businesses that remove their own waste and dispose at private transfer stations can also register with BIC as a self-hauler. Before conducting a waste removal business, the person or business must first apply for and obtain a license or registration from BIC.