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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BAGSTER® BAG

Where can I purchase the Bagster bag?

Bagster bags can be purchased at local home improvement retailers. To find the stores in your area where the Bagster bag is available, click here.

Are there costs associated with using a Bagster bag?

Bagster bags typically cost less than renting a metal dumpster and can be more convenient for your small projects.
First, purchase a Bagster bag at a local home improvement retailer. Find a Bagster bag retailer near you.
After you have filled your Bagster bag, you can schedule your collection* online or by phone.
A collection fee is paid to Waste Management upon scheduling. Click here to find the collection fee in your area.

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

Do you service my city?

Waste Management is expanding the Bagster bag collection service to more areas across the United States and Canada. To see if we provide collection service in your ZIP/Postal code, click here.

How do I schedule a Bagster bag collection?

After you have filled your Bagster bag, simply schedule your collection online, or call 1-877-789-BAGS (2247). Please provide the collection address, location of the Bagster bag on the property, contents in your Bagster bag, payment (using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Discover Card is also accepted in the United States) and damage waiver, if required. View Damage Waiver for United States or Canada. Your Bagster bag cannot be collected without these details and payment.

Our customer care representatives are available Monday through Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CST). Collections are made Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Click here to see a video on scheduling a collection.

How do I cancel my collection?

If you need to cancel your scheduled Bagster bag collection, we require notification within one (1) business day of your scheduled collection. To cancel your collection, please call 1-877-789-BAGS (2247).

When will you collect my Bagster bag?

Waste Management will collect your Bagster bag within three (3) business days of scheduling your collection. For example, if you contact us on Wednesday, your Bagster bag will be collected sometime on Thursday, Friday, or Monday. You do not need to be present for collection.

Click here to see a video on Bagster bag collection.

How do I pay for the collection of my Bagster bag?

Payment for your Bagster bag collection and disposal is made to Waste Management* at the time your order is placed. You can schedule and pay for your collection online, or by phone at 1.877.789.BAGS (2247). Payments can be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Discover Card is also accepted in the United States. You are not required to be present for collection. Additional fees may apply if the scheduled collection cannot be performed due to non-payment.

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

Click here to see a video on scheduling a collection.

What happens to the items that I put into my Bagster bag?

Waste Management* safely disposes of all debris at licensed disposal facilities. We are committed to the responsible disposal of all debris. Please NOTE: If unacceptable items are found in your Bagster bag, your bag will not be collected and you will be responsible for properly disposing of the materials. Additional fees may apply. Unacceptable items include, but are not limited to, anything toxic or hazardous, paint, oil, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts, appliances, electronics, food waste, railroad ties, tires, medical waste, pesticides, chemicals and, in some areas, yard waste.

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

Who collects the Bagster bag?

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

How big is the Bagster bag? Are there multiple sizes?

The Bagster bag is available in one size only. It can hold 3 cubic yards/606 gallons of debris and is strong enough to hold up to 3,300 lb. The bag is 8' long by 4' wide by 2'6" tall, big enough to hold full sheets of plywood or drywall.

Click here to see a video introduction to the Bagster bag service.

How strong is the Bagster bag?

The Bagster bag is strong enough to hold up to 3,300 lb. To ensure the strength of the Bagster bag, fill it according to the directions included with the bag. Do not move or drag your Bagster bag after filling it. The Bagster bag won't tear if punctured, unless sharp objects continue to cut through the material.

Click here to see a video introduction to the Bagster bag service.

Will the Bagster bag fill with water when it rains? Is it waterproof?

The Bagster bag is not waterproof. Because it is a woven material, it will not hold water or protect anything from getting wet.

Is there a weight limit?

The Bagster bag can hold up to 3,300 lb. We can accept up to one cubic yard of heavy materials such as dirt, brick, rock, sod, concrete, sand, asphalt, plaster, stucco, etc. For safety reasons, Waste Management* will NOT collect a Bagster bag that is loaded with more than one cubic yard of heavy debris. (Additional fees may apply if a scheduled collection cannot be performed due to overloading.)

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

What is the Bagster bag made of that allows it to hold so much weight?

The Bagster bag is made of a woven material that won't tear if punctured, unless sharp objects continue to cut through the material.

When should I use the Bagster bag?

The Bagster bag is a great cleanup solution for almost any project:

  • Remodeling
  • Home and garage cleanups
  • Landscaping projects*
  • Moving preparation

The Bagster bag's ideal size and strength are perfect for remodeling debris, household junk and yard waste.* It's larger than a regular garbage can, but more convenient than a metal dumpster, so it's a great choice for many different cleanup projects.

*Yard waste not accepted in all areas. Click here to find out if yard waste is accepted in your area.

Click here to see a video introduction to the Bagster bag service.

How does the Bagster bag work?

There are three easy steps to using your Bagster bag: BUY. FILL. GONE.®

  1. BUY. Buy it, store it, use it when you need it. It's compact, always on hand and ready to use when you are. Find a retailer near you.

  2. FILL. Simple to set up and strong enough to hold up to 3,300 lb of debris or waste. It's the right size for renovations, landscaping or home projects that don't require a full-size dumpster.

    See step-by-step instructions for setting up and filling your Bagster® bag.

  3. GONE. Schedule your collection online or by phone at 1-877-789-BAGS (2247). And it's gone! A cost-effective disposal service from Waste Management*. Schedule a collection online.

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

How do I set up my Bagster bag?

Setting up your Bagster bag is simple. Lay the bag flat in a convenient location according to the placement instructions, with the yellow straps on the outside. Next, step inside the bag, and beginning in one corner, fold the sides down and out from the top to give the bag its initial shape. This unique, self-steadying feature makes setup quick and easy. Since the Bagster bag has flexible sides, it's easier to fill than a traditional, hard-sided dumpster. With the sides folded down, larger, flat items, or heavier debris should be placed in first, as evenly as possible. Continue loading, and roll the sides up as the bag fills.

Click here to see a video on setting up your Bagster bag.

How do the sides of my Bagster bag stay up?

By folding the sides of the Bagster bag down before you begin filling, you are enabling the unique, self-steadying feature that helps the sides stay up. It also makes setup quick and easy. And because the Bagster bag is made of flexible material, it will conform to the shape of your load, wrapping itself tightly around odd shaped objects at collection time.

Click here to see a video on setting up your Bagster bag.

Who can use a Bagster bag?

The Bagster bag is the perfect cleanup tool for just about anyone taking on a project:

  • Homeowners
  • Contractors
  • Landscapers
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Movers
  • Condo owners
  • Handymen
  • Disaster relief agencies
  • Event planners

What can I put into my Bagster bag?

We accept construction debris, household junk, and yard waste.* For more information on Bagster filling guidelines, click here.

*Yard waste not accepted in all areas. Click here to find out if yard waste is accepted in your area.

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

What cannot go into my Bagster bag?

Waste Management cannot accept anything toxic or hazardous in Bagster bags. This includes, but is not limited to, paint, oil, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts, appliances, electronics, food waste, railroad ties, tires, medical waste, pesticides, chemicals, etc. Yard waste is unacceptable in some areas. Restricted materials may vary by area. For more information on Bagster bag filling guidelines, click here

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

Is there a weight limit?

The Bagster bag can hold up to 3,300 lb We can accept up to one cubic yard of heavy materials such as dirt, brick, rock, sod, concrete, sand, asphalt, plaster, stucco, etc. For safety reasons, Waste Management* will NOT collect a Bagster bag that is loaded with more than one cubic yard of heavy debris. (Additional fees may apply if a scheduled collection cannot be performed due to overloading.)

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

Can I fill my Bagster bag up to the top?

Safety is our main priority when picking up and hauling your Bagster bag. You can fill your Bagster bag with debris or waste up to the top of the Bagster bag. For collection, the yellow lifting straps must be able to connect above the Bagster bag. (Additional fees may apply if your scheduled collection cannot be performed due to overloading.)

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

What are some tips for filling my Bagster bag?

Prior to filling your Bagster bag, place it according to the detailed placement directions included with your packaging. Never move your Bagster bag after filling. Dragging or moving it could cause injury to yourself or damage the Bagster bag. Before filling, make sure the yellow lifting straps are outside of the Bagster bag. Unfold your Bagster bag. Stand inside of it and, starting in one corner of the Bagster bag, fold the sides out and down. This makes the Bagster bag more rigid. Then, roll the sides back up as you fill it.

See step-by-step instructions for setting up and filling your Bagster bag.

NOTE: Weight restrictions apply for heavy materials: One cubic yard of heavy materials such as dirt, brick, rock, sod, concrete, sand, asphalt, plaster, stucco, etc., can be placed in the Bagster bag. You may put lighter debris in with your heavy debris up to the top edge of the Bagster bag for complete use of the Bagster bag. Safety is our main priority when picking up and hauling your Bagster bag. You can fill your Bagster bag with debris or waste up to the top of the Bagster bag. For collection the yellow lifting straps must be able to connect above the Bagster bag. (Additional fees may apply if your scheduled collection cannot be performed due to overloading.) If your Bagster bag becomes punctured, it will not continue to tear unless a sharp object continues to cut through the material.

Can I use more than one Bagster bag at a time?

If your project requires larger capacity, you can use multiple Bagster bags at the same time. Waste Management's Bagster collection vehicles can pick up multiple Bagster bags in one trip. Discounts may apply for multiple Bagster bags collected at the same time and same address.

Where can I place my Bagster bag?

All Bagster Bags Must Be:

  • Placed on your property.
  • Placed at least 5 ft away from any structure or vehicle.
  • Be clear of any overhead wires, trees, or structures.

Your Bagster bag must be at least 5 ft from any structures, fences, trees, vehicles, or other objects that may obstruct collection or be damaged during collection. Your Bagster bag must not be placed under any wires, trees, or overhead structures that may obstruct collection or be damaged during collection. The Bagster truck needs at least 18 feet of vertical clearance to operate. Waste Management will pick up your Bagster bag with a large truck mounted with an overhead crane that can reach up to 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the edge of the street, alley, or driveway. The center of your Bagster bag must be placed on your yard or driveway no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the edge of the street, alley, or driveway.

KEEPING THE COLLECTION TRUCK ON THE STREET: The center of the Bagster bag must be placed on your property no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the edge of the street.

DRIVING THE COLLECTION TRUCK ONTO YOUR DRIVEWAY: A signed damage waiver is required. If you require the truck to drive onto your driveway for collection, you must sign the damage waiver attached to the Bagster bag. Please seal the signed damage waiver in a plastic bag and attach it to the outside of your Bagster bag for collection. Your driveway must be at least 12-feet wide to accommodate the collection truck. The center of the Bagster bag must be placed on your property no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from any point on your driveway. To view and print the Damage Waiver, choose United States or Canada.

KEEPING THE COLLECTION TRUCK IN THE ALLEY: The center of the Bagster bag must be placed on your property no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the alley. (NOTE: Collection trucks cannot turn into a driveway from an alley. Your Bagster bag must be accessible from the alley.).

Your Bagster bag must be placed on your property only — not on public sidewalks, streets or other public property. Fences: The crane on our collection vehicles can reach over a 5 ft fence (no privacy fences). The fence must be within 5 ft of the street, alley, or driveway. The Bagster bag must be placed no further than 16 feet from the street, alley, or driveway. Our drivers must have access to the Bagster bag through a gate or fence opening.

Once you have started filling your Bagster bag, do not move it. Dragging your Bagster bag can cause damage and weaken the Bagster bag. If your Bagster bag is damaged, Waste Management may not be able to collect your Bagster bag and additional fees will apply.

*Yard waste not accepted in all areas. Click here and enter your Zip code to find out if yard waste is accepted in your area.

Where can I purchase the Bagster bag?

Bagster bags can be purchased at local home improvement retailers. To find a retailer in your area click here.

Are there costs associated with using a Bagster bag?

Bagster bags typically cost less than renting a metal dumpster and can be more convenient for your small projects. First, purchase a Bagster bag at a local home improvement retailer. Find a Bagster bag retailer near you. After you have filled your Bagster bag, you can schedule your collection* online or by phone.

A collection fee is paid to Waste Management upon scheduling. Click here to find the collection fee in your area.

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

Do you service my city?

Waste Management is expanding the Bagster bag collection service to more areas across the United States and Canada. To see if we provide Bagster bag collection service in your ZIP/Postal code, click here.

How do I schedule a Bagster bag collection?

After you have filled your Bagster bag, simply schedule your collection online, or call 1-877-789-BAGS (2247). Please provide the collection address, location of the Bagster bag on the property, contents in your Bagster bag, payment (using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Discover Card is also accepted in the United States) and damage waiver, if required. View Damage Waiver for United States or Canada. Your Bagster bag cannot be collected without these details and payment.

Our customer care representatives are available Monday through Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (CST). Collections are made Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How do I cancel my collection?

If you need to cancel your scheduled Bagster bag collection, we require notification within one (1) business day of your scheduled collection. To cancel your collection, please call 1-877-789-BAGS (2247).

When will you collect my Bagster bag?

Waste Management will collect your Bagster bag within three business days of scheduling collection. For example, if you contact us on Wednesday, your Bagster bag will be collected sometime on Thursday, Friday or Monday. You do not need to be present for collection.

How do I pay for the collection of my Bagster bag?

Payment for your Bagster bag collection and disposal is made to Waste Management* at the time your order is placed. You can schedule and pay for your collection online, or by phone at 1.877.789.BAGS (2247). Payments can be made using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express or Discover Card. Discover Card is also accepted in the United States. You are not required to be present for collection. Additional fees may apply if the scheduled collection cannot be performed due to non-payment.

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

How big is the Bagster bag? Are there multiple sizes?

The Bagster bag is available in one size only. It can hold 3 cubic yards/606 gallons of debris and is strong enough to hold up to 3,300 lb. The bag is 8' long by 4' wide by 2'6" tall, big enough to hold full sheets of plywood or drywall.

How strong is the Bagster bag?

The Bagster bag is strong enough to hold up to 3,300 lb. To ensure the strength of the Bagster bag, fill it according to the directions included with the bag. Do not move or drag your Bagster bag after filling it. The Bagster bag won't tear if punctured, unless sharp objects continue to cut through the material.

Will the Bagster bag fill with water when it rains? Is it waterproof?

The Bagster bag is not waterproof. Because it is a woven material, it will not hold water or protect anything from getting wet.

Is there a weight limit?

The Bagster bag can hold up to 3,300 lb. We can accept up to one cubic yard of heavy materials such as dirt, brick, rock, sod, concrete, sand, asphalt, plaster, stucco, etc. For safety reasons, Waste Management* will NOT collect a Bagster bag that is loaded more than one cubic yard of heavy debris. (Additional fees may apply if a scheduled collection cannot be performed due to overloading.)

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

What is the Bagster bag made of that allows it to hold so much weight?

The Bagster bag is made of a woven material that won't tear if punctured, unless sharp objects continue to cut through the material.

How does the Bagster bag work?

There are three easy steps to using your Bagster bag: BUY. FILL. GONE.®

  1. BUY. Buy it, store it, use it when you need it. It's compact, always on hand and ready to use when you are. Find a store near you that sells the Bagster bag.

  2. FILL. Simple to set up and strong enough to hold up to 3,300 lb of debris or waste. It's the right size for renovations, landscaping or home projects that don't require a full-size dumpster.

    See step-by-step instructions for setting up and filling your Bagster bag.

  3. GONE. Schedule your collection online or by phone at 1-877-789-BAGS (2247). And it's gone! A cost-effective disposal service from Waste Management*. Schedule a collection online.

The Bagster bag is provided by WM Bagco, LLC in the United States and Waste Management of Canada Corporation in Canada. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc in the United States, Waste Management of Canada Corporation and WM Quebec, Inc in Canada, or a contracted third party, licensed where required by law. Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®, BUY. FILL. GONE.®, Take It On®, Conteneur En Sac®, and Relevez Le Défi® are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. Waste Management of New York, LLC, NYC BIC #1146.

How do I set up my Bagster bag?

Setting up your Bagster bag is simple. Lay the bag flat in a convenient location according to the placement instructions, with the yellow straps on the outside. Next, step inside the bag, and beginning in one corner, fold the sides down and out from the top to give the bag its initial shape. This unique, self-steadying feature makes setup quick and easy. Since Bagster has flexible sides, it's easier to fill than a traditional, hard-sided dumpster. With the sides folded down, larger, flat items or heavier debris should be placed in first, as evenly as possible. Continue loading, and roll the sides up as the bag fills.

How do the sides of the Bagster bag stay up?

By folding the sides of the Bagster bag down before you begin filling, you are enabling the unique, self-steadying feature that helps the sides stay up. It also makes setup quick and easy. And because the Bagster bag is made of flexible material, it will conform to the shape of your load, wrapping itself tightly around odd shaped objects at collection time.

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

What can I put into my Bagster bag?

We accept construction debris, household junk, and yard waste.* For more information on Bagster bag filling guidelines, click here.

*Yard waste not accepted in all areas. Click here to find out if yard waste is accepted in your area.

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

What cannot go into my Bagster bag?

Waste Management cannot accept anything toxic or hazardous in Bagster bags. This includes, but is not limited to, paint, oil, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs or ballasts, appliances, electronics, food waste, railroad ties, tires, medical waste, pesticides, chemicals, etc. Yard waste is unacceptable in some areas. Restricted materials may vary by area. For more information on Bagster filling guidelines, click here.

When should I use the Bagster bag?

The Bagster bag is a great cleanup solution for almost any project:

  • Remodeling
  • Home and garage cleanups
  • Landscaping projects*
  • Moving preparation

The Bagster bag's ideal size and strength are perfect for remodeling debris, household junk and yard waste.* It's larger than a regular garbage can, but more convenient than a metal dumpster, so it's a great choice for many different cleanup projects.

*Yard waste not accepted in all areas. Click here to find out if yard waste is accepted in your area.

Can I fill my Bagster bag up to the top?

Safety is our main priority when picking up and hauling your Bagster bag. You can fill your Bagster bag with debris or waste up to the top of the Bagster bag. For collection, the yellow lifting straps must be able to connect above the Bagster bag. (Additional fees may apply if your scheduled collection cannot be performed due to overloading.)

Click here to see a video on filling your Bagster bag.

What are some tips for filling my Bagster bag?

Prior to filling your Bagster bag, place it according to the detailed placement directions included with your packaging. Never move your Bagster bag after filling. Dragging or moving it could cause injury to yourself or damage the Bagster bag. Before filling, make sure the yellow lifting straps are outside of the Bagster bag. Unfold your Bagster bag. Stand inside of it and, starting in one corner of the Bagster bag, fold the sides out and down. This makes the Bagster bag more rigid. Then, roll the sides back up as you fill it.

See step-by-step instructions for setting up and filling your Bagster bag.

NOTE: Weight restrictions apply for heavy materials: One cubic yard of heavy materials, such as dirt, brick, rock, sod, concrete, sand, asphalt, plaster, stucco, etc., can be placed in the Bagster bag. You may put lighter debris in with your heavy debris up to the top edge of the Bagster bag for complete use of the Bagster bag. Safety is our main priority when picking up and hauling your Bagster bag. You can fill your Bagster bag with debris or waste up to the top of the Bagster bag. For collection, the yellow lifting straps must be able to connect above the Bagster bag. (Additional fees may apply if your scheduled collection cannot be performed due to overloading.) If your Bagster bag becomes punctured, it will not continue to tear unless a sharp object continues to cut through the material.

Can I use more than one Bagster bag at a time?

If your project requires larger capacity, you can use multiple Bagster bags at the same time. Waste Management's Bagster collection vehicles can pick up multiple Bagster bags in one trip. Discounts may apply for multiple Bagster bags collected at the same time and same address.

Where can I place my Bagster bag?

All Bagster Bags Must Be:

  • Placed on your property.
  • Placed at least 5 ft away from any structure or vehicle. Be clear of any overhead wires, trees, or structures.

Your Bagster bag must be at least 5 ft from any structures, fences, trees, vehicles, or other objects that may obstruct collection or be damaged during collection. Your Bagster bag must not be placed under any wires, trees, or overhead structures that may obstruct collection or be damaged during collection. The Bagster truck needs at least 18 feet of vertical clearance to operate. Waste Management will pick up your Bagster bag with a large truck mounted with an overhead crane that can reach up to 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the edge of the street, alley, or driveway. The center of your Bagster bag must be placed on your yard or driveway no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the edge of the street, alley, or driveway.

KEEPING THE COLLECTION TRUCK ON THE STREET: The center of the Bagster bag must be placed on your property no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the edge of the street.

DRIVING THE COLLECTION TRUCK ONTO YOUR DRIVEWAY: A signed damage waiver is required. If you require the truck to drive onto your driveway for collection, you must sign the damage waiver attached to the Bagster bag. Please seal the signed damage waiver in a plastic bag and attach it to the outside of your Bagster bag for collection. Your driveway must be at least 10-feet wide to accommodate the collection truck. The center of the Bagster bag must be placed on your property no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from any point on your driveway. To view and print the Damage Waiver, choose United States or Canada

KEEPING THE COLLECTION TRUCK IN THE ALLEY: The center of the Bagster bag must be placed on your property no further than 16 feet (two Bagster bag lengths) from the alley. (NOTE: Collection trucks cannot turn into a driveway from an alley. Your Bagster bag must be accessible from the alley.)

Your Bagster bag must be placed on your property only — not on public sidewalks, streets or other public property. Fences: The crane on our collection vehicles can reach over a 5 ft fence (no privacy fences). The fence must be within 5 ft of the street, alley, or driveway. The Bagster bag must be placed no further than 16 feet from the street, alley, or driveway. Our drivers must have access to the Bagster bag through a gate or fence opening.

Once you have started filling your Bagster bag, do not move it. Dragging your Bagster bag can cause damage and weaken the Bagster bag. If your Bagster bag is damaged, Waste Management may not be able to collect your Bagster bag and additional fees will apply.

*Yard waste not accepted in all areas. Click here and enter your Zip code to find out if yard waste is accepted in your area.