• Manufactured by Bagster
• 877-789-2247; www.thebagster.com
• Cost: about $30 per bag; pickup pricing varies by location
You might have seen TV commercials for the Bagster, an alternative to steel roll-off trash containers. Rather than calling a local company to rent a Dumpster, you buy a 3-cu.-yd. bag at a home center, bring it home in your car or truck, fill it up, and then call or log onto Bagster’s Web site for pickup.
It’s not a perfect product, but the Bagster has definite advantages. First, you don’t have to be available for Dumpster delivery. Also, there’s also no time limit, so if your schedule is pushed back, you’re not paying extra to have a Dumpster sitting around.
Positioning is easier, too. Because the Bagster is simply a big bag with oversize fabric handles, it can be picked up with a truck-mounted crane arm. This means you can unfold the Bagster and put it anywhere within 16 ft. of the driveway. The crane can even park on the street and reach over a 4-ft. fence to grab the Bagster from your yard.