Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has announced the Canadian introduction of its first-ever retail product: Bagster®, Dumpster in a Bag®. An innovation in waste removal, this product is a cost-effective, on-demand solution for do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts or professional contractors when a dumpster is too big for the job. It’s ideal for projects ranging from home renovations and neighbourhood clean-ups to garage organization and cleaning.
The Bagster bag is a highly durable, woven bag that will not tear if punctured and can hold three cubic yards of debris and up to 3,300 pounds, including full sheets of plywood, doors and even a bathtub. Bags can be purchased at participating home improvement and hardware stores in Canada, a list of which is available at www.thebagster.com Homeowners and contractors can use the bag for as long as they need to complete their project. When the task is finished, collection can be paid for and scheduled online at the website or by calling 1-877-789-2247. A local operating subsidiary of Waste Management will collect the bag within three business days.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation offers some interesting facts about Canadian home renovations:
• Approximately 50 per cent of Canadian households renovated their home during 2009. (40 per cent of Canadian households renovated their home during 2008.)
• The average Canadian home renovation in 2009 cost $12,100.
• 98 per cent of Canadian homeowners have some intent to do a home renovation in 2010.
Suggested retail price for a Bagster bag in Canada is $39.95. The collection fee is $159.95 in most areas but varies by region due to regional disposal cost differences — generally the cost is 50 to 70 percent less than a dumpster rental. Bagster bags are available throughout most parts of Canada at local home improvement and hardware stores, including participating The Home Depot, RONA and Lowe’s stores.