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The Battle of the Bagster® vs Junk Removal Services: Which is Better for San Diego Residents?



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It’s that awkward moment when you’ve finished your cleanup project and your junk is shoved out to the middle of the garage or out on the driveway. You take stock of the piles of debris, rubbish, and unwanted belongings and suddenly realize two things:


  • There’s far more junk than you can ever hope to get into your residential trash or recycling bins.
  • And there’s not nearly enough to justify calling out a junk removal service truck.


Or is there?



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The Top Benefits of Using a Bagster® vs Junk Removal Service


When it comes to residential junk removal, you have options. And, for most homeowners or renters, calling a local junk removal service is often the “default” option. And Junk King San Diego is happy to be your first choice since we can provide the best junk removal service in San Diego.


However, we also know that there are junk removal scenarios that make a full-service junk pickup less than cost-effective for our customers. For example, sometimes the junk or debris is being generated daily over a period of time, as with a kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation. 


That’s when something like a roll-off dumpster might make more sense for a customer. Except that those are often quite large, hard to use, and can become costly, as well.


Which is where the major benefits of using a Bagster® come in. 


With a flexible dumpster bag, you can still load it on your schedule and at your pace, while keeping all your junk or debris in one, contained space. Another benefit is the relatively low cost. The total price for picking up a Bagster® and paying for its removal when it’s full can be far less than a full-service junk removal session, for example. 


And, of course, convenience is a third top benefit. Pretty much the entire junk staging and removal process can be done when you choose. And, unlike a steel debris box rental, you can keep your Bagster® as long as you like. 


What to Expect When Using a Bagster® vs Junk Removal Service


A fair question to ask at this point would be, “What is a Bagster®?”


Simply put, it is what is known as a flexible dumpster bag. Typically, these heavy-duty, high-strength containers measure four feet wide, eight feet long, and stand two and a half feet tall. That’s large enough to hold full sheets of sheetrock or plywood, for example.


The container also provides enough capacity to hold three cubic yards, or 606 gallons, of trash, rubbish, and debris. How much is that? 


Well, if you can imagine a full size pickup truck with a large five by eight foot bed filled to top, they can typically hold about 2.22 cubic yards. 


In addition, the material and construction is strong enough to hold up to 3,300 pounds of junk.


Typically, a Baster® or flexible dumpster bag, is purchased at a retail store such as “big box” hardware stores. The bag is filled by the customer and when the bag is full or the cleanup is complete, a call is made to the waste disposal or junk removal company that provided the branded dumpster bag. 


A scheduled pickup of the dumpster bag is arranged and the bag – along with all the unwanted junk or debris – quickly and efficiently removed and then disposed of. For many jobs, making use of a product like a Bagster® can be far more convenient and economical than opting for a full-service junk removal.


A second question, especially for those who’ve never called on someone else to get rid of junk for them, would be, “What is a junk removal service?”


Junk removal services carried out by a third-party can run the gamut from a “guy with a truck” who operates as a one-person service provider, to a local branch of a nation-wide franchise with the latest in “junk truck” technology and a small army of staffers.


Essentially, a junk removal service, regardless of their size, provides the personnel and equipment required to remove, load, transport, and dispose of your household and other residential junk and debris. Some services specialize in certain types of junk removal, while others will take most anything with a few exceptions such as construction waste or concrete debris.


So, depending on the quantity and type of junk you need to have removed, either junk removal option can be considered.


How to Save Money with a Bagster® vs Junk Removal Service


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Of course, the potential to save money using Bagster® flexible dumpster bags is one the top benefits and “selling points” for this junk removal alternative. 


One of the best ways to ensure that you are indeed saving money with a Bagster® versus calling for a professional junk removal service is to compare the overall pricing. Keep in mind that with a Bagster® there are two costs involved: the initial cost of the flexible dumpster bag and the cost of having it picked up and removed once you’re finished with it.

For most any junk cleanup task that involves less than three cubic feet (or a “pickup truck load”) of rubbish, the Bagster® can be much more cost-effective than a junk removal service.


However, if you find that you actually need two or possibly even three Bagster® bags for your cleanup, then you may not be saving money. Once you add up the cost of each bag along with one or more pickups once they are filled, this could actually end up costing more than one trip from a professional junk removal service like Junk King San Diego, for example. 


So, as with any major household project, it pays to do some research and a bit of math to ensure that you’re making the most economical and cost-effective choice for your junk removal needs.


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How to Know if Your Household Needs a Bagster® or Not


How do you know if you need junk removal services or can make do with a Bagster® instead?


Part of the answer has nothing to do with quantity of junk or time frames but has everything to do with capability. In other words, do you possess the physical strength and ability to haul and load large or heavy junk items by yourself? Is it reasonably safe for you or your partner to engage in the level of physical effort required to fill up a Bagster®?


Quantity of junk or debris is a factor to consider, as well. 


Keep in mind that a Bagster® does have a capacity limit and that cannot be exceeded or else the waste pickup company will not take it for you. Your junk cannot be above the two and half foot sidewall height, nor can the weight of your junk exceed the 3,300 pound limit. 


Another factor to consider is the type of debris you need to dispose of. The Bagster® cannot be used for “old electronics, appliances, tires, food waste, large stumps” nor toxic or hazardous materials.


Carrying out a major landscaping project? If so, keep in mind, too, that items such as concrete, dirt, and sod are considered “heavy debris” and are limited to just one cubic yard in a bag, which is about 10 inches up from the bottom of the bag. After that, any lighter debris can go on top.


When You Decide to Go with a Professional Junk Removal Service


At Junk King San Diego, we understand that you have choices. And that includes junk removal options like flexible dumpster bags including the Bagster® And we also know you have alternative providers that you can choose from.


So, why choose Junk King San Diego?


Well, we could talk about our long-standing commitment to being the most environmentally friendly junk removal operation in the country, and how we recycle as much of your junk as possible with each job. Or we could refer to our long-standing reputation for world-class service and our “old-fashioned” way of customer service. We could even mention that our prices are the best in our service area.


And all this would be true.


Of course, there’s the convenience and reliability of our full-service junk removal that pretty much speaks for itself. 


And how can we say that?


Because we are so confident that you’ll find the experience of working with Junk King far superior to that of any other junk removal service! 


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So, are you ready to get rid of your household or commercial junk? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!


The best part of using a full-service junk removal company is that all you have to do is simply point and we’ll haul your junk and other unwanted items into our junk removal trucks – and we do it all without any hidden fees.


You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


Junk King San Diego
2735 Via Orange Way, Suite 104
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-4P, Su: 10A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the San Diego area, including:

Chula Vista
El Cajon
La Mesa
Lemon Grove
San Diego
Spring Valley
and these nearby zip codes:
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