Updated August 17, 2022
In recent years, bag dumpsters, like the Bagster from Waste Management, have become more popular.
Made out of a tough tarp-like material, bag dumpsters, like the Bagster, can hold up to 3 cubic yards of material, like general remodeling debris, or 1 cubic yard of heavy debris, like concrete.
With dimensions of 8 feet long x 4 feet wide x 2.5 feet high, a Bagster is designed to hold a wide range of junk and debris without puncturing.
Bag dumpsters are widely available, have a low upfront cost, and are extremely convenient, but they have limits in what they can hold.
It may go without saying, but Waste Management, the Bagster provider, cannot accept anything toxic or hazardous in their Bagster bags.
Their restricted items include, but are not limited to:
- Food waste
- Fluorescent light bulbs/ballasts
- Medical waste
- Railroad ties
Yard waste may also be prohibited from the Bagster in your area.
Restricted materials vary by area in some cases.
To learn more about Bagster filling guidelines, click here.
If you're looking to use a Bagster, don't buy a bag until you compare costs and convenience with dumpster rental and junk removal services.
A 10 yard dumpster rental is a much more cost-effective option and is equally available in most areas across the country.
Instead of paying $50-$117 per cubic yard on average to dispose of your junk or debris with a Bagster, you could pay roughly half that per cubic yard for a 10 yard roll-off rental.