Phone (973) 361-8444

Public Works Department

Scott Hutchins

Public Works Director
(973) 361-8444 x2758

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Lead Service Inventory Report

On July 22, 2021, the Governor signed legislation into law for mandatory lead service line replacement, “NJ Bill A5343/S3398”, P.L.2021, Ch.183. Under this new law, public community water systems are required to inventory and replace all known lead service lines and address all service lines of unknown materials in their service areas by July 22, 2031. Additional information may be found online here and here

Step one in compliance with the law is for public community water systems to inventory lead service lines in their service area. For Wharton's lead service line inventory report please click here.

Any property that is listed as having galvanized line will be receiving more information via certified mail by February 21st.

Any property that is listed as having unknown pipe material will be receiving a letter asking for information about their lines in the next few months.

Public Works Department

Scott Hutchins

Public Works Director
(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 delivered 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 2021 with results from 2020 click here.

Yard Waste Pickup

Free yard waste bags for Wharton Residents are available at the Recycling Center. 

  • Yard waste pick up is every Monday, except for Holidays, from April until December. Check your calendar for exact dates. 
    • Leaves and grass clippings must be put into paper yard waste bags or a refuse can. No plastic bags are able to be picked up.
    • A refuse can may be used only for leaves, grass clippings or small twigs and sticks.
    • Leaves and grass are the only acceptable items to be put in paper yard waste bags. 
    • All brush (branches, bushes and sticks) must be no longer than six feet and tied in bundles that weigh less than fifty pounds.
    • No branches or limbs greater than four inches in diameter will be picked up.
    • No tree or shrub stumps will be taken.
  • Curbside loose leaf pick up begins in October and ends in December. Check your calendar for exact dates. There are no specific dates for pick up. 
    • Do not put grass clippings or sticks and brush in the leaf pile. 
    • Keep loose leaves at least 7ft from any storm drain. 
    • Do not put leaves in the road if there is snow in the forecast. 
    • Do not put leaves in crosswalks or block sidewalks. 

If you have questions about yard waste pick up please call the DPW at 973-361-8444 x2758.

Hydrant Flushing

Every Spring & Fall the Borough flushes the hydrants. The date this will be done will be printed in the newspaper and posted on the Borough's social media accounts. 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.

Stormwater

To view the Borough's Stormwater Ordinance click here.

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.

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

Disposal of Other Items

The items below can be picked up with the appropriate sticker. All stickers are available at Town Hall.

Bulk Items

  • Bulk items for disposal will be picked up only with the appropriate collection sticker on them.
  • Stickers are $10 each unless someone in your household is over the age of 62, permanently disabled, or a qualifying volunteer.
  • All doors must be removed from any items prior to leaving them at the curb.
  • Items go out on your regular garbage collection date.

Items with Freon (Refrigerators, Freezers, and Air Conditioners)

  • It is a State law that we cannot collect bulk items with Freon in them. You must have a certified technician remove the Freon and bring the receipt for the removal when you come in to purchase a sticker. 
  • Stickers are $10 each unless someone in your household is over the age of 62, permanently disabled, or a qualifying volunteer.
  • All doors must be removed from any items prior to leaving them at the curb.
  • Items go out on your regular garbage collection date.

Tires

  • Tires off of the rim can be picked up with the proper sticker
  • Stickers for tires are $3 for the first tire and $2 for every tire thereafter unless someone in your household is over the age of 62, permanently disabled, or a qualifying volunteer.
  • Items go out on your regular garbage collection date.

Electronic Waste

  • Electronic Waste with a sticker will be picked up every other Thursday. Check the calendar for dates.
  • Acceptable E-Waste Items Include: Televisions, Computers, Tablets, Laptops, Desktop Printers, Monitors, and Desktop Faxes
  • Stickers are $10 each unless someone in your household is over the age of 62, permanently disabled, or a qualifying volunteer.
  • You may also drop off electronic waste at the DPW building on the same dates from Noon-2:00 p.m. for free.

 

Recycling Collection

For more information on recycling click here.

 

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.

Directions
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

Accessing Information within our Website

If you have trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact the Borough of Wharton at (973) 361-8444 x2713 or gevangelista@whartonnj.com.

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