Waste Management Introduces “Dumpster in a Bag”

Bagster designed for jobs that are too small to require a Dumpster.

May 6, 2010

The Bagster—provided by WM Bagco LLC, a Waste Management company— is a durable, woven bag that will not tear if punctured and can hold 3 cubic yards of debris and up to 3,300 pounds, including full sheets of plywood, doors and even a bathtub, the company says.

Houston-based Waste Management Inc. (WM) has announced the national expansion of the Bagster, Dumpster in a Big, its first retail product. The company describes the product as “a cost-effective, on-demand solution for do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts or professional contractors when a Dumpster is too big for the job.” The Bagster is suitable for home renovations, neighborhood cleanups, garage organization and spring cleaning, according to WM.
Bagster bags can be purchased at participating home improvement and hardware stores, a list of which is available at www.thebagster.com. Homeowners and contractors can use the bag for as long as they need to complete their project. When the task is finished, collection can be paid for and scheduled online at www.thebagster.com or by calling 877-789-2247. A local operating subsidiary of Waste Management will collect the bag within three business days.
“With more homeowners tackling home improvement projects themselves, and contractors taking on smaller jobs to make ends meet, we saw a real opportunity to give our customers a more convenient and affordable alternative when a Dumpster doesn’t meet their need,” says David Aardsma, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Waste Management.
The suggested retail price for a Bagster is $29.95. The collection fee varies by market, ranging from $79 to $159; depending on the area, the Bagster generally costs 50 to 70 percent less than Dumpster rental.
Bagster can be purchased in 38 U.S. states at local home improvement and hardware stores, including participating The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, True Value and Do-It-Best stores. The Bagster will be available throughout most parts of Canada starting in July 2010.

More information and a demonstration of the Bagster in action is available at www.thebagster.com.