WIXOM, Mich., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of severe storms that flooded parts of southeast Michigan, Waste Management is reminding consumers they can use the Bagster® Dumpster in a Bag® to remove and dispose of damaged household goods and storm debris quickly and safely. An innovation in waste removal, this product is ideal in situations where there is a need to discard more debris than can fit in a typical bin or garbage receptacle, but not enough to require a large steel construction dumpster.
Bagster® bags are made of heavy-duty polypropylene material and are found at retail outlets, folded in a plastic bag that fits under one arm and is easy to carry home. Unfolded for use, Bagster® measures eight feet long, four feet wide and 30 inches tall. The Bagster® dumpster bag is strong enough to hold 3,300 pounds of trash and debris and items damaged during severe storms and flooding, such as furniture, carpet, roofing shingles, full sheets of plywood, drywall and water-damaged items.
"The severe storms and flooding across southeast Michigan have created a real and immediate need for fast, cost-effective waste removal options," said Tom Horton, Waste Management Midwest Vice President of Public Affairs. "Bagster® allows customers to begin work on their clean-up and restoration efforts quickly, use the bag for as long as they want, then simply call Waste Management to schedule an effortless and prompt pickup."
Bagster® bags are available at a suggested retail price of $29.95 at Home Depot, Lowe's and many hardware and home and garden outlets across southeast Michigan. The flat collection fee is $99 for the first bag and $79 for each additional bag when collected with the first bag. Collection is easily arranged by phone or internet. Go to www.thebagster.com to locate Bagster® retail locations near your home.
About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. Bagster is provided by WM Bagco, LLC, a Waste Management company. Collection services provided by a local operating subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. Bagster, Dumpster in a Bag, BUY. FILL. GONE., and Take It On are marks of WM Bagco, LLC. To learn more visit www.wm.com or www.thebagster.com.
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SOURCE Waste Management