Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the waste management and junk removal sector brings in over $10 billion annually in the United States alone, with a market value of over $1 trillion worldwide? As the junk removal industry continues to grow, one of the upsides is that homeowners, individuals, and businesses have a wider variety of options when it comes to getting rid of the junk and waste piling up around your place of residence.
Here in the Flower Mound region, the Bagster option offered by the company Waste Management has been an alternative that many people have considered. At the same time, private junk haulers like Junk King have also been offering our leading junk removal and dumpster services to residents of the Dallas area for several years. So how do you determine which junk removal alternative is best for you?
Of course, every junk removal need is going to be different, and will depend on factors such as what you need hauled away, where you live, how much effort you want to put into your junk removal, and your budget constraints. With that being said, below, we briefly compare the junk hauling services offered by Junk King of Flower Mound to the Bagster option.
What is Bagster?
Before we jump into the comparison, let´s briefly outline how Bagster works. Bagster is a do-it-yourself (DIY) alternative to traditional trash bags and bulky junk item pickup provided by the company Waste Management. Essentially, Bagster is like having a three cubic yard mini-dumpster places on your yard or driveway, though that dumpster takes the form of a large polypropylene bag that you purchase at Home Depot or other home improvement stores for $30.
Once you have purchased the bag, you store it in your garage until you are ready to use it. When you are ready to get rid of certain types of junk, you will have to take the bag out to the curb or the end of your driveway, and fill the bag with the junk or debris items you want removed from your property. You then schedule a pickup, and the waste hauler comes and hauls away your bag with its mechanical lift.
Comparing Bagster and Junk King for Different Types of Junk Removal Needs
One of the apparent advantages of using a service like Bagster is it gives you a large space where you can store large amounts of trash. For example, if you are needing to clean up debris, yard waste, or other types of bulky junk items piling up around your home, trying to fit everything into plastic bags is going to be frustrating, to say the least. Bagster claims to make debris removal simple by offering affordable alternatives to traditional trash bags. Though most cities offer curbside pick-up programs for bulky or excess junk items, you will most likely be looking at high rates for even small items.
But what about private junk haulers like Junk King? How does Junk King compare to Bagster for different types of junk removal needs?
Yard Waste and Debris?
If you plan to use Bagster for hauling yard waste and debris, the first thing you will need to take into considerations is that yard waste is not accepted in Bagster bags in many locations across the country. You will need to call Waste Management to ensure that yard waste can be picked up. Secondly, you will also have to haul all of the yard debris items out to the end of the driveway. The company requires that the bag be placed within 16 feet of the curb so the waste hauler can reach the bag with its mechanical lift.
If you have lots of yard waste in your backyard, you will most likely be looking at several hours of work to haul that debris out to the end of the driveway where your Bagster needs to be placed. Furthermore, for stone, concrete, or dirt, you can fill only 1/3rd of the bag, otherwise it will not be taken away. Also, all of the tree limbs and other pieces of yard waste will need to be trimmed down to a maximum of four feet in length.
With Junk King, on the other hand, there are no limits on what we can help you haul away. Furthermore for a slightly higher fee, we can also do all of the heavy lifting and hauling for you. Of course, you also won´t have to be for a huge polypropylene bag that you only plan to use once.
It is also important to know that you will not be able to place old or broken appliances into your Bagster bag. Bagster´s website specifically mentions that they will not accept appliances, electronics, most types of light bulbs, and other sources of electronic waste. If you do place these items in the bag, chances are that your Bagster and its contents will not be hauled away.
With Junk King, on the other hand, we can help you get rid of all different types of used appliances and electronics. Heavy refrigerators, broken down stereos, and every other type of e-waste item can be hauled away by our Junk King trucks. We also are one of the few junk removal companies in the area who have a specific commitment to recycling all of the e-waste items we pick up. If we can´t donate your used appliances, we will work with local recyclers to ensure that your e-waste items stay out of our local landfills where they may end up contaminating local watersheds.
Construction and Demolition Debris
When building a home or doing major renovations to your house or landscape, you almost always end up with a huge amount of leftover junk. Though you could use a Bagster for your construction debris, chances are that the three cubic meters is simply not going to offer enough space. If you need to get rid of heavy items like bricks, stones, dirt, etc., Bagster even further limits the amount of junk you can place in the bag.
With Junk King, on the other hand, you can easily rent one of our 12 cubic meter MINI dumpsters. These dumpsters come with specialized, graphite wheels that will not harm your driveway, and they offer more than enough space to hold all of your construction and demolition debris.
Junk King vs. Bagster: Cost Comparison
Though Bagster claims to be the most economical way to do DIY junk removal, it often ends up being significantly more expensive than private junk removal services such as those offered by Junk King. The Bagster costs $30 for the bag, and on top of that you will have to pay another $79 to $249 for the pick-up (average $140) for the hauling. That comes to $60 per cubic yard, and you pay the whole $180 whether the bag is full or not.
With Junk King´s junk removal service, you only pay for the amount of volume your junk takes up in our trucks. If you are looking for the cheapest possible junk removal option, you could also “pre-stage” your junk by taking it out to the curb. Our pre-staged rate for the Bagster’s 3-cubic yard volume of construction debris is $90, which is about half the cost of a Bagster.
When it comes to our MINI dumpster rentals, the average cost is $298 for the dumpster and includes the first ton, which is the normal weight for 12 cubic yards of construction debris. To get the same volume with Bagster, you would pay up to $685. Again, our solution is more flexible and costs about half the cost of the Bagster solution.
How to Contact and Hire Junk King of Flower Mound
Junk King of Flower Mound offers our professional junk removal services to both individuals, homeowners, and businesses in and around the city of Dallas. We believe that our efficient service, fair and transparent pricing, and our commitment to recycling, reusing, or donating the highest amount of trash possible offers a solution for businesses and individual residents to get rid of their junk items in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way.
Simply give us a call at 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) to talk with one of our professional customer service representatives. We promise to offer fair, transparent, and upfront pricing, and can beat any written estimate. For simpler jobs, you text us an image of what you need to get rid of at 1 (737) 888-5865 and we will text you back with a cost estimate. We also offer online pricing and booking that you can find at this link. Lastly, we also offer on-site pricing estimates for free.
Once we have agreed upon a price, our customers can choose a day and a two hour window for pickup. In many cases, we are able to pick up your junk on the same day you contact us. Our professional junk removal experts will call you 15-30 minutes before they arrive to make sure it is a convenient time for you. If you need to rid yourself of years of junk, call Junk King Dallas Mid Cities 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) or book online today.