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How to Get a Dumpster Permit in New Jersey

How to Get a Dumpster Permit in New Jersey

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If you have a big trash removal job at your New Jersey home or business and you need to rent a dumpster, you may be wondering, “Do I need a permit for dumpster use?” and if so, you might ask, “How do I apply for a dumpster permit?”

While you may wish to check for any local ordinances in your area related to dumpster use and placement, here are the general rules to consider.

Do You Need a Permit for a Dumpster?

If you are putting the dumpster on your personal property, like a driveway, you in most cases will not need a permit. However, if you are planning to or if you need to place your dumpster on a street, sidewalk or other public property, it’s another matter.

Do You Need A Permit To Put a Dumpster on the Street?

To put a dumpster on the street, you usually will need to obtain a permit. Most of the time, you can get your permit approved by the city public works department. You may also need to get permission from the Homeowners Association if you live in a residential area governed by an HOA.
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How Do I Apply for a Dumpster Permit?

Fortunately, the procedure for getting a dumpster permit is not complicated. Your first step should be to call Hometown Waste and Recycling, Inc. at 732-525-2555 to see if you even need a permit. Explain to us your situation and your dumpster needs and we should quickly be able to determine whether you’re in a permit situation or not.

If we determine you do require a permit, your next step is to call your city public works or building department. A quick Google search should give you the number. Explain your situation and they should provide you with a permit application, which you may be able to fill out and submit online.

Once you have the form, just be sure to fill it out completely and submit it. Assuming there are no outstanding issues, you should receive approval within about 24 hours. Keep in mind there may be some small fees involved. Remember that even if you are approved, you’ll want to get the go-ahead from your HOA, if you have one, before proceeding.

Renting Your Dumpster in New Jersey

Once you’ve received permit approval from the city, if you need it, you’re free to move forward with your quick dumpster rental. Call Hometown Waste and Recycling, Inc. or contact us online today for a free quote or to schedule your rental. We can usually deliver your dumpster within a day or two, and we’ll put our prices up against anyone in the area. If this is your first time renting a dumpster from us, let us know for a $25 discount. We offer 10, 20, 30, and 40-yard dumpster rentals.

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