At Jefferson Recycling, we make it our mission to provide high quality, turn-key recycling solutions for your projects, whether they are residential cleanups or major construction jobs. Our 20-yard roll-off containers are one of our most popular options and perfect for projects where a major cleanup is needed.

Available New Jersey Counties for 10 Yard Roll-Off Dumpsters

  • Morris County
  • Sussex County
  • Essex County
  • Passaic County
  • Bergen County
  • Hudson County
  • Union County
  • Warren County
  • Hunterdon County
  • Somerset County
  • Middlesex County


Features of a 20 Yard Roll off Dumpster

The approximate dimensions for a 20-yard roll-off container from Jefferson Recycling are 22 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 3.5 feet tall. At this size, the expected capacity is close to the equivalent of six pickup loads. The weight limit for a 20-yard dumpster is approximately 2.5 tons.


Municipality Requirements for a Roll Off Container in NJ

Depending on your municipality, you may require a permit to be obtained for roll-off dumpster delivery. In cases of the dumpster being placed on private property, most cities do not require a permit. However, it is important to ensure that any permitting is taken care of prior to the day of delivery. Call Jefferson Recycling with any questions you have regarding this and we will happily provide any knowledge we have for your location.


At Jefferson Recycling we strive to be a leader in the recycling industry. Sending out containers that are source separated on site and encouraging our customers to recycle whenever possible, helps to reduce materials going to landfills.


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Below is some information and frequently asked questions regarding recycling, provided by the State of NJ.

What actually happens to all the recyclable materials?

Once the commingled recyclable materials are collected, they are then sent to a recycling center that uses both mechanization and hand-sorting to separate the different recyclable materials into their constituent parts. Non-recyclable material is also pulled out of the mix to the greatest extent possible during this process. The separated recyclable materials are then further processed to make them more market-ready. For example, paper and corrugated cardboard will be baled, as will aluminum cans while glass will be crushed. To get a closer look at one of these recycling centers, visit for a tour of the Robert C. Shinn, Jr. Recycling Center in Burlington County. Great video!

The recyclable materials are then ready to be returned to the economic mainstream as raw materials where they will be used to make new (recycled content) products. For example, recyclable paper will be sent to paper mills where it will be made into new paper products, recyclable glass will be sent to manufacturing plants where it will be made into new glass containers or fiberglass, recyclable aluminum cans will be sent to production facilities where they will be made into new aluminum cans and other aluminum products and recyclable plastic bottles will be sent to manufacturing plants where they will be made into carpeting, clothing and more.

Should I put shredded paper in my recycling can?

Should I put shredded paper in my recycling can? No. Shredded office paper cannot be effectively sorted by recyclable materials processing facilities, and therefore needs to be recycled separately in order to produce a marketable commodity. Separate collection also helps to avoid issues with paper contaminating the other materials being processed at the facility, which can lower overall quality and make recycling these materials more difficult. Some local recycling programs do collect shredded paper in bags, but there will be special requirements associated with the recycling of this material. It is important to first check with your local recycling program about shredded paper recycling so that you do not unknowingly “contaminate” your load of recyclable materials with unacceptable materials.

In addition, there are many municipal and county paper shredding events throughout the year that accept shredded paper, as well as shred confidential papers. Please check with your municipal or county recycling office about upcoming paper shredding days.

When I am not sure about whether something is recyclable, should I add it to my recycling anyway?

When you are not sure about whether a material should be put recycled, it is recommended that you check with your local recycling program about your town or county’s recycling program requirements so that you do not unknowingly “contaminate” your load of recyclable materials with unacceptable materials. Such contamination creates serious quality control issues and negatively affects the economics of recycling. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges facing recycling today.