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Ocean City Adopts New Trash Pickup Policy After Bed Bug Scare

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Public Works officials in Ocean City, Md., are adopting a new policy on bulk trash pickup after a bed bug scare forced a temporary ban on discarding old furniture and mattresses.

The new policy states that the resort's trash trucks will no longer pick up furniture of any kind, unless it is wrapped in town-issued plastic wrap before it's placed on the curb.

The policy stems from a tip town officials received in October from a local exterminator, who said a downtown apartment building had thrown away 21 mattresses infested with bed bugs.

Rather than outfitting the town's waste pickup employees with plastic biohazard suits, the city opted for the new policy, where hotels, condos and apartments can acquire the plastic bags free of charge from the city.

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