Public Works Department
Public Works Director: Scott Hutchins
You can contact us at (973) 366-2155
Recycling Collection Schedule Change
Wharton Borough's recycling collection is switching to the opposite Monday beginning on Monday, October 26th, 2015. There will be collection for two weeks in a row starting on Monday, October 19th. Recycling will be collected again on Monday, October 26th. After Monday, October 26th collections will continue every other Monday. The switch will allow us to avoid three holidays in 2016 to minimize disruption to normal service.
The collection dates for the remainder of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are:
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. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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.
Water & Sewer are separate accounts and must be paid with separate checks. Combined payments will be returned.
Post dated checks will not be accepted – if mailed in they will be returned.
When moving please be sure to schedule a final water reading prior to the closing. We require at least a 72 hour notice to schedule an appointment.
Sewer Bills are mailed once a year, normally in January. Each bill has four coupons; one for each quarter. The due date of the payment is listed on each coupon. The home owner is responsible for the sewer payments. Please be sure to include the appropriate coupon with your payment