One thing they don’t tell you is if you want/need it to be picked up on the day you specify you have to pay extra ($65 in our case). Our street is not well traveled and there is almost always plenty of parking, so it wasn’t imperative that it be picked up on Tuesday and I declined the extra charge.
We set up the Bagster on the parkway in between ours and our neighbor’s trees, but still on our property. Waste Management specifies how far it needs to be from any obstacles. We thought about putting it in the back by the alley, but we don’t really have the room there and the telephone lines would have been in the way.
We put a couple of work horses in the street to discourage parking too close to the Bagster, à la “Chicago Dibs”.
Once you schedule, they guarantee pickup within 3 days, so they had until Thursday to pick up, and that’s when it happened. As I was enjoying my morning coffee I saw the truck turning the corner and rushed to the living room to watch (so exciting!).
It took no time at all to hook it up, lift it and drop it, and he was on his way. Our total cost was about $30 for the Bagster from Home Depot and $168 for the pickup.
It would have cost almost double that for a huge 7′ x 10′ x 2.5′ roll-off container from our local waste management company with a limit of 2200 lbs.—and they’ll charge extra if it exceeds that. The 4′ x 8′ x 2.5′ Bagster can hold 3300 lbs. and was just the right size for our project. I have no idea how much ours weighed but I couldn’t imagine it would reach that limit.
So happy to watch that drive away!