New York City residents will face fines beginning in 2011 if they discard a bed bug infested mattress without properly bagging it.
In order to protect city sanitation workers, beginning January 3, residents will be fined between $100 and $300 if they discard mattresses without plastic coverings on city sidewalks. To read more about the NY Department of Sanitation resoultion, click here.
Many municipalities, including Ocean City, Md., are adopting rules like these. Does your city have a rule about discarding mattresses?
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