Recycling Collection Schedule Change
Wharton Borough's recycling collection is switching to the opposite Monday beginning on Monday, October 26th, 2015. There will be collection for two weeks in a row starting on Monday, October 19th. Recycling will be collected again on Monday, October 26th. After Monday, October 26th collections will continue every other Monday. The switch will allow us to avoid three holidays in 2016 to minimize disruption to normal service.
The collection dates for the remainder of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are:
Reporting a Power Outage
If your power is out JCP&L has 4 ways to report it:
Visit www.facebook.com/JCPandL and click the "Report an Outage" tab
Sign up for text messaging with them and text "OUT' from your mobile phone
Visit their 24/7 Power Center on www.jcp-l.com using a smartphone, tablet or laptop
Call 1-888-LIGHTSS to speak with a representative
Flu Shots are now available. Please Call Carol Miller RN BSN to make an appointment at 973-361-8444x2715. She is available on Tuesdays-Thursdays 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The fee is $15 unless you have Medicare. If you have Medicare please bring your card. Please wear short sleeves if possible.
Government Energy Aggregation Program
The Borough of Wharton, along with other Morris County municipalities, is participating in a Government Energy Aggregation program. The purpose of this program is to save our residents money on their electrical bills. The winning bid of $0.0959 for our program was from IDT Energy Inc. This rate is about 7 percent below the current JCP&L annual rate. On average, participating residents will save an estimated $85 annually with the new pricing. There is no cost for this program to the municipalities, residents or taxpayers. The two-year cost-saving program will start in September 2015 and continue through August 2017.
Wharton Repair Program
Wharton is partnering with Habitat for Humanity on the Wharton Repair Program. The program was established to provide assistance with a deferred payment loan to eligible homeowners to make needed repairs and upgrades for correcting interior and exterior code violations. The program also allows for handicapped accessible improvements to eligible homeowners. Homeowners must have a qualifying income to be eligible. For more information click here.
Leaf and Grass Pickup
The Morris County MUA has requested that the Borough no longer pick up bags of co-mingled leaves and grass. When bagging your yard waste please separate leaves and grass into different bags. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Department of Public Works can now accept electronic waste. There are two options to dispose of your electronic waste. The first option is you can purchase a $10 sticker at Town Hall and place the item out on every other Thursday. The dates for pick up in January are Thursday, January 8th and Thursday, January 22nd. Other 2015 dates will be published in your 2015 town calendar. The second option is you can drop your electronic waste at the DPW building on the same dates from 12-2:30 for free.
We have received many phone calls regarding the condition of Main Street and Dewey Avenue. These are both County roads and maintained by the County. We have been in contact with the County regarding the condition of the roads.
Community Notification System
Don't be left in the dark! Wharton's Community Notification System puts you in control of how and when we communicate with you during both emergency and non-emergency events. This new system went live in May of 2013.
Pothole & Highway Maintenance Reporting
The State of New Jersey Department of Transportation has created an online reporting system for problems with our state highways or off ramps.