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Dumpster Rental Info for New Jersey Residents

How much does it cost to rent a dumpster in New Jersey?

The cost of renting a dumpster in New Jersey varies based upon the location (city), container availability, dumpster size, type of waste, rental duration, and several other factors.

Get an accurate idea of local dumpster rental prices by contacting two or more local rental providers to request a free quote.

Based on several years of data collected by HometownDumpsterRental.com, we have determined the national average cost to rent a dumpster are as follows:

  • 10 yards - $300
  • 20 yards - $380
  • 30 yards - $440
  • 40 yards - $490

Learn more: What’s included in the dumpster rental cost?


In New Jersey, pricing varies based on geographic location, as well as the other factors mentioned above. For your reference, here are some examples of real pricing in various cities throughout the state:

Prices are based on information from local waste hauling companies in the stated city. Prices subject to change.

When placing a roll-off dumpster in the public right-of-way…

If you need to place your dumpster in the street, the State of New Jersey first requires that you obtain the proper permit from the local municipality, if required by that city or county. This permission is valid for 30 days, at which point it must be renewed (if necessary).

When placing a dumpster on the side of a public street, sidewalk or parking lot, it’s also required that you place reflective markers/tape around it. Violators to this rule face a $100 fine.

Most common roll-off container sizes

Roll-off dumpster sizes vary; the most common are:

  • 10 yard: 12 ft. x 8 ft. x 3.5 ft. (LxWxH)
  • 20 yard: 22 ft. x 8 ft. x 4 ft. (LxWxH)
  • 30 yard: 22 ft. x 8 ft. x 6 ft. (LxWxH)
  • 40 yard: 22 ft. x 8 ft. x 8 ft. (LxWxH)

The container sizes in your area may vary based on what the dumpster rental company carries, as well as the availability of specific containers. If you can’t find the container size you’re looking for, check with a different rental company near you.

Other relatively common container sizes include 8, 12 and 15 yarders. Still other container sizes are also sometimes available. Trailer dumpsters are a roll-off dumpster alternative that work great for a wide range of situations.

Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in New Jersey

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.