If you’re in the middle of a home remodeling project, you probably have a lot of debris that is too big for regular trash collection. A new option for debris collection these days is a dumpster bag, which fans tout as less expensive and more convenient than a conventional dumpster rental. However, dumpster bags come with several limitations; here’s what they are and why you should still use a solid dumpster.

Dumpster Bags & Why They’re Not Optimal

A dumpster bag is a woven bag made of tough fabric that you can purchase at your local home improvement store. After you fill the bag with debris, you then schedule a professional pickup service to remove it. This is much of the cost of a dumpster bag, as pickup services usually run around $140. Service is not available everywhere, so ensure it is available where you need it before buying the bag.

The bags are meant for much smaller jobs than a conventional dumpster, so they can only hold up to 3,300 pounds. This doesn’t go very far when housing material is involved. Even a small project like a bathroom remodel can end up requiring three to five bags, which can add up quickly and cost more than a single dumpster rental. 


The Benefits of Dumpsters 

For large home projects, a dumpster rental is still the most reliable option. Not only do you get more space at a flat rate so there’s no question of the end cost, they end up holding more and taking up less space than multiple dumpster bags.

Since a dumpster’s walls are higher, they are perfect for large pieces of drywall, wood, or large furniture. While bags may be appropriate for cleaning out a closet, a dumpster rental is the smarter option for large home projects that involve weight and bulk.


Up North Builders in International Falls, MN, has over 20 years of experience in home remodeling and construction equipment rentals. From excavating to dumpster rental and demolition, their knowledgeable general contractors will get the job done quickly, on time, and at budget. They specialize in both commercial construction and residential renovations, so let them help you create your custom home or office. For more information, call (218) 285-3635 or visit them online today.