As you plan a home improvement project, you may be wandering through a big box store and notice a bag style dumpster. Before you consider it as an option for waste disposal you should know that the price you see in the store is just for the bag. You’ll still need to pay for it to be picked up. And, although there are pros and cons to these seemingly inexpensive options for waste disposal, if you don’t do your homework ahead of time, you may end up spending considerably more for a bag than you would have for a roll-off dumpster rental.
Pros of the Bag Style Dumpster
One of the best things about the bag style dumpster that you can pick up at your local home improvement store is that they take little planning. You buy it when you’re in the store and keep it stored until you’re ready to use it. One you use it; you call to schedule a pick up.
If you have a small project and you don’t want to make a trip to the dump or store it in your garage for weeks on end while you fit the pieces into your garbage can a little bit at a time, it’s a great solution. The key being small project.
Bag Dumpster Cons
They’re small. People don’t realize that 3 cubic yards isn’t a lot of space, especially when it comes to demolition debris. They quickly fill, and if you need a second one, you’ll find that you’re likely spending more than a roll-off dumpster rental that holds 10 or more cubic yards when you factor in pickup fees. Not everyone understands that just because the bag is available at their closest home improvement store that they may not pick up in your zip code so do your homework before buying and filling a bag!
Roll-Off Dumpster Rental Advantages
The first advantage of the roll-off dumpster is the size. In fact, most roll-off dumpster rental companies offer several sizes to perfectly fit your project. Secondly, they can hold more weight than the bag style which will quickly add up when you have things like drywall and demolition debris. Most homeowners find the height of the roll-off dumpster beneficial too. They spend less time making the debris fit into the dumpster.
When comparing the roll-off dumpster rental and a bag style dumpster, there really are no disadvantages to using a dumpster rental company unless you have a just a small amount of debris you wish to dispose of. Handyman Cans is your local roll-off dumpster-rental company and can help you select the right size dumpster for your project. Call us today at (571) 292-1403 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.