The prospect of starting a new business is always exciting, more so when it addresses a common pain point experienced by many. One such opportunity involves Waste Management’s Bagster Bags, an innovative solution for waste disposal. But there are several limitations to what Waste Management will pick up, and this is where the opportunity for a new business arises.
The Business Model
Waste Management’s Bagster Bags are designed to handle a wide range of waste disposal needs, but they come with restrictions. Certain items are not permitted, and pick-ups are limited to areas where the service is available. Consequently, many people, who bought a Bagster bag and loaded it up, are stuck with a bag full of trash that Waste Management won’t pick up due to their policies.
Here’s where a savvy entrepreneur can step in. The business idea is simple: provide a service that picks up and disposes of these Bagster Bags that Waste Management won’t handle. With just a truck or trailer, you can quickly get started on this business.
Offering to pickup these Bagster Bags when Waste Management won’t means you’ll likely be loading up the items that the customer loaded into a Bagster from inside their garage or backyard. Oftentimes, the Bagster has been overloaded beyond the weight limit so be prepared to do some heavy lifting and establish yourself as a solution for homeowners looking to reduce clutter and get rid of unwanted items.
Setting Up Your Online Presence
Start by setting up a basic website that describes your business, the types of waste you accept, your service areas, and your prices. Since your business will largely cater to a local audience, optimize your site for local SEO. Use keywords like “Bagster bag pick up service” or “alternative Bagster bag disposal.” Be sure you’re website includes several articles related to Bagster Bags to propagate your website with topical relevance – a key factor to making sure Google understands what your website is about. Articles like; ‘How to Load a Bagster Properly’, ‘Best Practice Tips for Bagster Bags’, ‘Should You Buy a Bagster Bag from Home Depot’, ‘Should You Be Renting a Dumpster Instead of Bagster’, etc.
After your website is up and running, create a Google Business Profile. This will improve your visibility in local search results and on Google Maps. Make sure your business name, address, and phone number are consistent across all platforms, including social media.
When selecting your business name and website domain be sure that the name and domain you select allow you to move into a full-service junk removal and hauling company should you choose to – all without having to start over with a new website and business name. Something like “Junk & Bagster Pickup” would be a good name to provide you options in grown from everyday Bagster pickups to a full-blown junk removal company.
Marketing Your Services
Local marketing will be critical for this business. Use social media, local newspapers, and community bulletin boards to advertise your services. Word of mouth is another powerful tool, so ensure you provide excellent customer service to encourage referrals.
Be sure your main selling point is clear and upfront throughout we pickup Bagster Bags without limitations.
Setting Your Pricing
Price your services competitively, yet profitably. Consider cost factors such as fuel, vehicle maintenance, and disposal fees at local landfills or recycling centers. You could charge a flat rate per bag, with an additional fee for items that require special handling.
As with any business, make sure to follow all local regulations. You may need certain permits or licenses to handle waste, and you should consider getting insurance coverage for potential liabilities. Consult with a legal professional to ensure you’re complying with all necessary regulations.
A Step Beyond Bagster Bag Collection
Once your business is established, you can expand your services to include general junk removal. This will allow you to serve a wider range of customer needs and increase your income potential.
Starting a Bagster bag pickup business can be a viable way to make money while solving a common problem for many homeowners and contractors. With some initial investment, dedicated customer service, and a solid marketing strategy, you can turn this business idea into a profitable venture. It’s time to take action and seize this opportunity!