Bagster Dumpster In A Bag

By Robert Robillard on Remodeling

Waste Management’s Bagster Dumpster in a Bag

By now you might have seen job sites in your area with the bright green bag labeled ” Bagster Dumpster In A Bag.”  I recently discovered them and now use the Bagster bag as a quintessential part of my remodeling companies waste removal.

I run a small remodeling company  and prior to learning about the Bagster bags I would bring a dozen or so trash barrels from job site to job site.  Once filled I would have to arrange for a trash contractor to pick up the trash and then I’d have to return to the job site to retrieve my barrels.  Or I would have to order a dumpster and often not fill it to capacity.

Now instead of having to carry all of these barrels I simply store a few dumpster bags in my tool trailer.  It is a great alternative for remodeling projects that don’t require me full-sized dumpster.

What Is The Bagster Dumpster?

The Bagster is a dumpster in a bag and is a Waste Management product.  An innovation in waste removal, this product is a cost-effective, on-demand solution for do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts or professional contractors when a dumpster is too big for the job, access for a dumpster or timing is an issue.

The Bagster bag is large enough to hold full-sized items like doors, windows, drywall, and cabinets…and strong enough for heavy items like bathtubs and hardwood flooring.

The Bagster bag is an alternative to the large metal roll off trash dumpsters.   Using the Bagster Bags instead of calling a local company to rent a dumpster can save you time, potential property damage, aggravation and money.

The Bagster bag is made of a highly durable, woven bag that will not tear if punctured and can hold three cubic yards of debris and up to 3,300 pounds.

What is 3300 Pounds?

  • Twenty 30-Gallon Trash Bags
  • 1,280 SQ FT of Hardwood Flooring
  • 47 Sheets of Drywall
  • 900 SQ FT of Carpet or Tile

The Bagster Bag Is Easy To Use:

Most local lumberyards sell the Bagster bag.  It’s a 3-cu.-yd. heavy duty bag that can hold alot of trash an debris.  Once full you call Waste Management at 1-877-789-BAGS (2247) or log onto Bagster bag Web site for pickup.  The company picks up the bag with a truck-mounted articulating crane arm.

Bagster Bag Advantages:

The best advantage of the Baster dumpster in a bag is it has no time limit.  It is a perfect debris removal option for the DIYer who may need more time filling it up.  A dumpster often has a a set time limit associated with its fee and can damage your driveway or yard.

A second advantage is placement of the Baster.   The Baster can be placed anywhere within 16 ft. of the driveway or street .  Waste Management will pickup your Bagster bag with a large truck mounted with an overhead crane that can reach up to 16 feet from the edge of the street, alley or driveway.

Third, the Bagster bag service costs 50-70% less than a dumpster rental in many areas, making it a great alternative for those medium-sized projects that don’t require a full-sized dumpster.

Lastly the Bagster bag can be placed in areas that a dumpster cannot access.    The Waste Management collection truck can reach up to 16 feet away, even over a five-foot fence.  The fence must be within five feet of the street, alley or driveway.

What Not To Put In A Bagster Bag:

Waste Management does have some common sense exceptions of items NOT to place in the Bagster bags. This includes, mostly toxic and hazardous materials such as paint, oil, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts, appliances, electronics, food waste, railroad ties, tires, medical waste, pesticides, chemicals, etc. Yard waste is unacceptable in some areas.

Bagster Bag Costs:

The bagster costs approximately $29.95 and are available locally at the big box stores, lumberyards a

nd online.  Waste management charges a standard fee of $164.00 in my area for pick up and $140 for additional bags pick up at the same time.

Overall Impression:


I like this concept alot, it’s ingenious.   Using the Bagster dumpster in a bag has huge benefits for tough to reach dumpster spots, DIY projects and projects that drag on over time.  The bags store small until ready to use and are convenient!

It is the perfect solution for small renovations or clean up jobs that are too small for a dumpster or where the location or the budget sustain a steel dumpster and its long term rental costs.

Where To Buy A Dumpster Bag?

The cheapest I’ve seen a 3 CUYD is $24.00 online here: BAGSTER-3CUYD-Bagster-Dumpster-Bag

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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