Garbage Collection Change
Due to severe weather Garbage Collection has been postponed. Zone A which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 has been postponed until Thursday, January 29 and Zone B scheduled for Wednesday, January 28 has been postponed until Friday, January 30.
Municipal Alliance Sleigh Riding Night
On Saturday, January 31st from 6-9 p.m. at the Robert Street Park the Municipal Alliance is sponsoring a sleigh riding night of family fun. Hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows will be provided. Bring your sled!
Fire Department Fundraiser
On Saturday, January 31st 15% of all food and drink checks at the Canal House 47 Kossuth Street will be donated to the Wharton Fire Department.
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.
With high winds and heavy accumulations of ice and snow, winter storms can cause power outages. To be prepared, experts suggest you should be ready to meet your family's basic needs for up to three days. Make sure you are ready with:
Safety Tips for Staying Indoors During a Winter Storm
- Listen to your NOAA Weather Radio or check The Weather Channel and weather.com frequently for weather updates and emergency information.
- Use extreme caution with electric space heaters. Keep them at least a few feet away from anything flammable, such as drapes, bed sheets or blankets. Never place them on top of furniture or near water, and never let children play unattended around them.
- Keep a fire extinguisher close by the area in which you plan to use a space heater or kerosene heater.
- Use your fireplace, wood stove or other similar heater only if it is properly ventilated and does not leak gas into your home's indoor air space.
The Wharton Police Department serving Wharton and Mine Hill has returned to 10 Robert Street as of December 4, 2014. All reports can be made and picked up at that location.
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.
Reporting a Power Outage
If your power is out, please call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report an outage.
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.