Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Bed Bug Resources

Where to get big bag for mattress disposal in NYC?

(5 posts)
  1. cilecto

    oldtimer
    Joined: Aug '08
    Posts: 4,043

    offline

    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Jan 7 2011 15:30:53
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Now that NYC requires that disposed mattresses be wrapped, where in Manhattan or Brooklyn do I buy one? I may need to toss a mattress (fortunately, for non-BB reasons).

    Thanks.

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
    - Psalms 91:5-7

    (Not an pro)
  2. noanestheticNYC

    newbite
    Joined: Oct '10
    Posts: 17

    offline

    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Jan 7 2011 23:21:49
    #



    Login to Send PM

    UHaul stores, but easiest to order on line from them.

  3. jrbtnyc

    Member
    Joined: Sep '10
    Posts: 999

    offline

    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jan 8 2011 1:16:55
    #



    Login to Send PM

    My guess: check with ordinary hardware stores, maybe especially the larger ones. The stores in my neighborhood on the Upper West Side already have some quite large bags, and with the new law I'm betting they just got a shipment this week of mattress-size ones. If they don't have them, tell them they should have them and show them an article about the new law. They're always looking for new things that can make a buck, of course.

  4. toledo

    member
    Joined: Sep '10
    Posts: 299

    offline

    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jan 8 2011 16:41:03
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Can you use plastic sheeting and just tape it well? That's what we did. I think plastic sheets are easy to find.

  5. Nobugsonme

    your host
    Joined: Mar '07
    Posts: 16,567

    offline

    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Jan 8 2011 20:34:01
    #



    Login to Send PM

    toledo - 3 hours ago  » 
    Can you use plastic sheeting and just tape it well? That's what we did. I think plastic sheets are easy to find.


    toledo:

    Are you taping along every single edge and corner? If not, then bed bugs might potentially get out.

    (That said, I am basing my answer on how not to spread bed bugs. I suspect the city may accept this, but can't confirm that.)

    Cilecto:

    I have not used these but I have seen Banana Bags in various mattress sizes in a mom and pop hardware store in Queens These are 2 mil, but I can't find a thicker one that is cheap (under $6).

    If you want to see them online, the Banana Bags are in the Bedbugger Amazon store (click here and go to "Storage and Disposal").

    Protect-a-bed also has a mattress disposal bag which is in the $18-20 range and is sold by US Bed Bugs or (obviously) Protect-a-bed. I haven't seen or used those either. I can't speak to how well they're designed compared with the Banana Bags.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

192,916 posts in 29,754 topics over 91 months by 12,863 of 20,153 members. Latest: paranoiditch, Bentham, CyberAndroid