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Bagster, Dumpster or Truck /Trailer
There has been a lot of discussion on social media lately regarding Bagster versus Dumpster or other trash removal services. There are pros and cons with each type of service. The type of service depends on what your needs are. Following is a summary of what to expect from each service including Handyman Cleaning Services.
Handyman Cleaning Services- Call us and we will visit your property and give you a free estimate for disposal of your unwanted items from a remodeling project or house cleaning project. We will look at the items you want removed and estimate how big of a container is required to hold the items to be removed. Our trailer holds seven cubic yards of material almost twice the amount of a Bagster and up to 4,000 pounds. Our fee for loading, transporting and disposal is $225.00 provided items are located in one place for pickup. We also offer basement, attic, shed and garage clean outs for an additional fee for our labor. Unlike Bagster, we pick up on the date and time previously arranged with customer therefore there is no unsightly container in your driveway or lawn for days or possibly weeks. Like Bagster pick up by trailer is designed for small projects. If a dumpster is required or less expensive we can make arrangements for dumpster service as well. We have access to 10, 15, 20 and 30 yard dumpsters at reasonable rates. We also can provide the labor to fill the dumpster. As a side note we generally load a dumpster with almost twice the amount of material as a homeowner does. Also did you know many communities are requiring a permit to place a dumpster on your property temporarily. Agawam requires a permit and charges a $30.00 permit fee.
As with Bagster and most other waste haulers including Handyman Cleaning Services there are items that are not allowed in the containers or require an additional fee. We will point those items out to you at the time we provide you with an estimate. We have many happy customers as noted by reviews on our website at: http://www.handymancleaningservices.net/apps/testimonials/
Bagster – You can purchase a bag from many different stores including Home Depot and Lowes for approximately $30.00. The bag holds 3 cubic yards of material with a maximum weight limit of 3,300 pounds. It is not likely you will fit 3,300 pounds of house hold items because of its size. The bag is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 2 ½ feet high. Because of the size many bulky items will not fit such as a large sofa. The placement of the bag is generally on your driveway or front lawn close to the curb. After filling the bag you need to arrange pickup on the Bagster website or an additional fee may be charged. There is a 3 day window for pick up. Pick up cost in the Greater Springfield Area is $179.00. The total cost for the bag, pick up and disposal is $209.00. Bagster is a good option if you have a very small amount of items to dispose of; however we have found that once you start a project the amount of items you select to dispose of grows.
For your information and review below is some feedback posted on the Bagster web site:
★★★★★ 1 out of 5 stars.
Good Product. Poor service!
I purchased two BAGSTERS. They seemed to fit the bill. When I called for a pickup I was given the three day window. It took a week and several phone calls to get them picked up. Waste Management uses a third party to pick up in my area (800 GOT JUNK). This company does not have a truck with the ability to pickup the bags. They empty them by hand into their truck.!! Not too efficient. Two BAGSTERS sitting in my driveway for a week was not a crowd pleaser in my neighborhood. I would go with a dumpster next time.
★★★★★ 2 out of 5 stars.
They promised a pickup window of 3 days. Which is fine, I scheduled it 5 days in advance. You still missed it and couldn't even pick up the bag within your 3 day. It took 9 days from when I originally called and you cancelled 2 pick ups in your window.
★★★★★ 1 out of 5 stars.
To small and too expensive!
I bought the Bagster after seeing the commericals and thinking this would be a great way to get rid of my moving trash (i.e. boxes, packing paper, etc.). After buying the first bag, it barely fit eight of my boxes, so I ended up having to buy two more bags just to get rid of enough trash to open my driveway up enough to park my cars in it again. The commercials and pictures show the bags as deceptively larger than they are and cost as much for some boxes and paper as they would to fill with industrial trash. I will not use this service again for the size bag and the money they charged.
★★★★★ 4 out of 5 stars.
Easy to Use, but Hard to Judge the Weight
We used the bag to demo our SMALL master bathroom. We were able to get nearly all of the materials in the bag- door, toilet, sink, vanity, tile, drywall, etc., but I did hold off on a few items because I was worried it would rip. I could see the nails and shower frame putting holes in the bag. My plan was to add the additional plywood once the driver arrived so I could make sure we weren't over the limit...unfortunately, we missed him by 15 mins (according to my neighbor) so now I have to pay extra to take the plywood to the dump. I wish there was a better way to judge the weight because I had no clue what 3,300 pounds liked look. We had such a variety of materials in the bag, that it didn't match the weight-guide on the bag's description. I was also unsure what would happen if they tried to lift the bag and it was too heavy...would it shattering into a million pieces on my driveway?
Dumpster Service – See Bagster Verse Dumpster http://www.hometowndumpsterrental.com/blog/bagster-vs-dumpster-buy-dumpster-bag-rent-small-dumpster