Public Works Department

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.

Hydrant Flushing

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

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.

Electronic Waste

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

Garbage Collection

Zone A - Garbage- Tuesday

ATLANTA PLACE 
BAKER AVE. ( Lafayette St. to Princeton)
BERMINGHAM LANE 
CLAY STREET
COLUMBIA STREET
CORNELL STREET
CUTLER STREET 
DENISON WAY 
DEWEY AVE. EAST & WEST
DIVISION STREET, SOUTH
DOWNS AVE. 
E. CENTRAL AVE. ( Lafayette St. to Princeton)
EAST STERLING STREET 
EAST UNION TURNPIKE
EAST VIEW
EILEEN COURT 
ELIZABETH STREET 
FORD AVE. 
GROVER ROAD
HIGH STREET
HILLSIDE TERRACE
HUFF STREET
JACKSON AVE. 
KICE AVE. 
KITCHELL AVE. 
LAFAYETTE ST (Columbia St. to Central Ave)
LANE WAY
LANGDON AVE. 
LAUREL STREET 
LEHIGH STREET 
LOWE STREET 
LUXEMBURG AVE. 
MAIN ST. (Rt. 15 to Pine St.)
MEADOW AVE.
MICHIGAN AVE. 
MT. PLEASANT LANE
NEWTON PLACE 
N. ELK AVE. 
OAKHURST LANE 
ORANGE STREET 
PARK STREET 
PHYLLIS STREET 
PRINCETON AVE. 
ROUTE 15
RACINE STREET 
ROSS STREET 
RUTGERS STREET 
STICKLE AVE.
SUMMIT AVE. 
SUNSET DRIVE
TERRY LANE 
TOP SIDE
TREE TOPS
UPPER WAY
WABASH AVE. 
WALNUT STREET
W. UNION TURNPIKE
WEST VIEW
WILCOX AVE. 
WILLIAM STREET 
AMERICAN LEGION

Zone B - Garbage- Wednesday

ANDERSON ROAD 
BAKER AVE. (Thomas St. to Lafayette St.)
BARTEK LANE 
BIRCH STREET
BURNS STREET 
CAMBRIDGE ROAD 
CHURCH STREET 
CLARENCE STREET 
CRATER AVE. 
CROSS STREET 
CURTIS STREET 
DESZO AVE. 
DIVISION STREET, NORTH
E. CENTRAL AVE. (Main St to Lafayette St.)
ELM STREET
FERN AVE.
FERN HILL ROAD 
GALLAGHER LANE 
GARDEN AVE. 
GROVE STREET 
HANCE STREET 
HURD STREET 
IRONDALE ROAD 
KOSSUTH STREET 
LAFAYETTE ST. (Fern Ave to Central Ave.) 
LOWRY AVE. 
MAIN STREET (Pine Street to Rt. 46)
MAPLE TERRACE 
MILL STREET 
MT. PLEASANT AVE.
OAK LANE
OAK STREET
OLD IRONDALE ROAD
ORCHARD STREET
OXFORD ROAD 
PINE STREET
PORT ORAM DRIVE
POTTER LANE 
ROBERT STREET 
SECOND STREET
SHERWOOD PLACE 
SPRING STREET
ST. MARY’S STREET
THEODORE STREET 
THIRD STREET 
THOMAS STREET 
TROWBRIDGE LANE 
UNION STREET 
WASHINGTON STREET 
W. CENTRAL (Dewey Ave.. to Main St.)
WEST STERLING STREET 
WHARTON SCHOOL

 

Recycling Collection

Material Collection Report 09-27-2018

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

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Borough of Wharton

Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.

Contact Information

10 Robert Street, Wharton,
New Jersey 07885
Phone - (973) 361-8444

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Moday thru Friday

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