Public Works Department
Public Works Director
Public Works Director
Public Works Director
Every year the Water Department publishes a drinking water quality report. This report is designed to inform you about the water that is delievered from the Borough. The goal is to provide residents with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We continually make efforts to improve the water treatment process and to protect our water resources. To view the report for 2019 with results from 2018 click here.
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.
Free Yard Waste Bags for Wharton Residents are now available at the Recycling Center. They will no longer be available at Town Hall.
Every Spring & Fall the Borough flushes the hydrants. The date this will be done will be printed in the newspaper. You may experience a discoloration of your water after the flushing is done. To avoid any problems let your water run a few minutes before using.
Sewer back-ups are usually a result of grease build up in the sewer lines. To avoid this problem, please do not pour grease, oil or other foreign items down the drain or in the toilet. Discard in a container and dispose of in your regular garbage. A charge will be imposed on anyone found to be pouring grease or oil into the sewer system.
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 second option is you can drop your electronic waste at the DPW building on the same dates from 12-2:30 for free.
Acceptable E-Waste Items Include: Televisions, Computers, Tablets, Laptops, Desktop Printers, and Desktop Faxes
BAKER AVE. ( Lafayette St. to Princeton)
DEWEY AVE. EAST & WEST
DIVISION STREET, SOUTH
E. CENTRAL AVE. ( Lafayette St. to Princeton)
EAST STERLING STREET
EAST UNION TURNPIKE
LAFAYETTE ST (Columbia St. to Central Ave)
MAIN ST. (Rt. 15 to Pine St.)
MT. PLEASANT LANE
N. ELK AVE.
W. UNION TURNPIKE
BAKER AVE. (Thomas St. to Lafayette St.)
DIVISION STREET, NORTH
E. CENTRAL AVE. (Main St to Lafayette St.)
FERN HILL ROAD
LAFAYETTE ST. (Fern Ave to Central Ave.)
MAIN STREET (Pine Street to Rt. 46)
MT. PLEASANT AVE.
OLD IRONDALE ROAD
PORT ORAM DRIVE
ST. MARY’S STREET
W. CENTRAL (Dewey Ave.. to Main St.)
WEST STERLING STREET
Recycling is picked up every other Monday by the Morris County MUA. 2019 dates can be found in your 2019 calendar.
MORRIS COUNTY MUA ISSUES NEW GUIDELINES ON PLASTIC RECYCLING
Only Plastic Containers Coded 1,2, and 5 Accepted
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority is announcing an important 2019 change in its plastic container recycling rules for its single stream curbside recycling program.
Starting this month, only plastic containers (bottles and non-bottle) coded 1,2, and 5 are acceptable in residential curbside recycling.
Look for the recycling symbol on the bottom of the plastic container, advised Morris County’s Recycling Coordinator Liz Sweedy.
The MCMUA’s guidelines apply to the following 20 municipalities, which have MUA curbside pickup: Boonton, Boonton Township, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Chester Borough, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Mine Hill, Morris Plains, Netcong, Pequannock, Rockaway Borough, Wharton, and the recycling depots in Harding, Mt. Arlington, Randolph, Rockaway Township, and Washington Township. ***
Acceptable plastic bottle/containers include the following:
Due to restrictions imposed by China on imported recycling commodities, the MCMUA’s market has been negatively impacted, and some plastic containers are no longer accepted in the curbside program.
Unacceptable plastic bottles/containers include the following:
“Plastic bottles and containers that are coded with the numbers 3,4,6,and 7 are not mandated recyclable materials in the Morris County Solid Waste Management Plan and are not acceptable in the MCMUA’s single-stream recycling program,’’ said Sweedy.
Morris County’s mandated recycling materials are plastic bottles and containers coded 1 and 2 (and containers coded #5 are being accepted), plus aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, steel (tin) cans, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, and organics that include leaves, grass clippings, brush, logs, stumps, branches and tree parts.
The MCMUA also requests that residents make sure their recyclable items are empty, clean and dry before putting them at the curb in reusable containers (loose, and not in plastic bags). There is only one exception for use of plastic bags: shredded paper can be placed inside of translucent plastic bags.
When plastic grocery bags and other flexible plastic film gets to the recycling center, they can be caught in the machinery and cause delays and increased processing costs. Clean, dry plastic bags can be recycled at local stores that have designated drop-off bins for plastic bags.
For additional information about acceptable and unacceptable materials in the MCMUA’s “all-in-one’’ single-stream curbside recycling program, visit www.mcmua.com
The Wharton Recycling Center is open: