Public Works Director: Scott Hutchins
You can contact us at (973) 366-2155
Annual Water Quality Report
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 2018 with results from 2017 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.
Free Yard Waste Bags for Wharton Residents are now available at the Recycling Center. They will no longer be available at Town Hall.
Curbside loose leaf pick up begins on 10/22/2018 and ends on 12/14/18. There are no specific dates for pick up. Please do not put grass clippings or sticks and brush in the leaf pile. Keep loose leaves at least 7ft from any storm drain. Please do not put leaves in the road if there is snow in the forecast. Do not put leaves in the crosswalks or block sidewalks. The regular bagged yard waste program also continues on Mondays until 12/10/2018.
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: Cables, Cable Boxes, Cellular Phones, Computers, Copiers, Cords, CRT Monitors, DVD Players, External Drives (all Types), Fax/Scanners, Keyboards, Laptops, LCD Monitors, Mouse, MP3/IPods/etc., Networking Equipment, PDA's, Printers, Projectors, Satellite Dishes, Servers, Stereos, TV's, Typewriters, UPS Units (Uninterrupted Power Supplies), VCR's, Video Game Systems
Zone A - Garbage- Tuesday
Zone B - Garbage- Wednesday
Recycling is picked up every other Monday by the Morris County MUA. 2018 dates can be found in your 2018 calendar. For information you can visit the MUA's website here.
The Wharton Recycling Center has new hours of operation. The center will now be open:
- Monday 8am-2pm
- Tuesday 8am-2pm
- Wednesday 1pm-6pm
- Thursday 8am-2pm
- Friday 1pm-6pm
- Saturday 8am-1pm
- Sunday 8am-1pm