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 2019 with results from 2018 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 10/21/19 and ends on 12/13/19. 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 is on Mondays from4/1/19 until 12/9/19.

Hydrant Flushing

Every Spring & Fall the Borough flushes the hydrants. The date this will be done will be printed in the newspaper and online. 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

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.

MUA

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:

  • Containers that are coded #1 (PET, Poly-EthyleneTerephthalate) include water, soda and salad dressing bottles, microwavable food trays, and peanut butter container.
  • Containers coded #2 (HDPE, High Density Polyethylene) include milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and butter and yogurt tubs.
  • Containers coded #5 (PP, Polypropylene) include ketchup and syrup bottles, and some yogurt containers.
  • Plastics with no container code (no number in a recycling symbol);
  • Plastics coded #3 (V, PVC Vinyl), which include cooking oil and mouthwash bottles, clear food packaging, and PVC piping;
  • Plastics coded #4 (LDPE, Low Density Polyethylene) used in plastic shopping bags and trash bags;
  • Plastics coded #6 (PS Polystyrene) used in disposable cups, plates, egg cartons, and clamshell take-out containers;
  • Plastics coded #7 (Other) used in three-to-five gallon water jugs and some food containers.

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 

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Recycling Center Hours

The Wharton Recycling Center is open:

  • Monday 8am-2pm
  • Tuesday 8am-2pm
  • Wednesday 1pm-6pm
  • Thursday 8am-2pm
  • Friday 1pm-6pm
  • Saturday 8am-1pm
  • Sunday 8am-1pm

 

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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