My parents would just get a free one through the garbage company. It was one free one every calender year and surprisingly not a lot of people know about it. They don't live in that area anymore, but it is something you could look into. Asking never hurts because you can only learn.
NJ landlord/ tenant law only allows for a maximum of 1.5 months rent as a security deposit. The landlord can charge you a pet security if it is included in that maximum 1.5 months rent. But they cannot charge you security deposit in excess of 1.5 months for any reason!
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