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Wharton Borough Solid Waste Information

Wharton Borough
10 Robert Street
Wharton,  NJ   07885
Tel: (973) 361-8444   Fax: (973) 361-5281
WWW: www.whartonnj.com
 

Contacts From Wharton Borough

  • Patty Craven, Clean Communities Coordinator
    Wharton Borough
    10 Robert Street
    Wharton,  NJ   07885
    Tel: (973) 366-8444 x10   Fax: (973) 361-5281
    WWW: www.whartonnj.com
     
  • Scott Hutchins, Recycling Coordinator/DPW Director
    Wharton Boro
    10 Robert St.
    Wharton,  NJ   07885
    Tel: (973) 366-2155 x2758   Fax: (973) 366-6315
    Email: shutchins@whartonnj.com
    WWW: www.whartonnj.com
     

Solid Waste Services In Wharton Borough

Curbside Garbage Collection

  • Program Description: The Borough is divided into two collection zones for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection. The zones are "A" and "B". A complete list of every street and zone is available in your municipal calendar. If there is a holiday, please check your calendar for any changes. It is mandatory that your garbage is in proper containers; it will not be picked up in plastic bags. The municipality pays the tipping fees directly. During the holiday season, please check your local newspaper for any changes, in the recycling or garbage collection schedule.
  • Schedule: A complete list of every street and zone is avalable in Wharton's Community Calendar. www.whartonnj.com
     

Material Accepted

 

Curbside Recycling Collection

  • Program Description: Wharton Borough contracts for single-stream, all-in-one residential curbside recycling. Maximum weight of curbside recycling container is 50 pounds; use multiple containers if needed.
  • Schedule: Recycling pickups take place every other Monday for all sections of Wharton. Click here to view the Wharton Borough Community Calendar on its own web site showing waste, recycling and other Wharton Borough events.
  • Service Provider: Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, 214A Center Grove Road, 
    Randolph,  NJ   07869
    Tel: 973-659-3490   Fax: 973-537-6495
    Email: info@mcmua.com
    WWW: www.mcmua.com
     

Material Accepted

Aluminum Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with recyclables.
Brown Paper Bags (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables.
Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carriers, cereal, pasta and facial tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
Corrugated Cardboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Flatten and mix with other recyclables, and do not bundle or tie.
Glass Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Remove lids, rinse the glass and commingle with recyclables. Put metal lids into container; do not put metal lids back onto glass bottles and jars.
Newspaper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables, and do not tie or bundle.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #4 (LDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #5 (PP) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #7 (OTHER) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the MCMUA's "all-in-one" single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove plastic cap/lids, and put them into the garbage.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Also include paperback or softcover books. Do not include hardcover books.

 

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

  • Program Description: Residential curbside yard waste collection
  • Schedule: Yard waste is picked up on Monday (April - November). Check the Wharton's Community Calendar for more details. Click here to view the Wharton Borough Community Calendar on its own web site showing waste, recycling and other Wharton Borough events.
  • Service Provider: Wharton Borough, 10 Robert Street, 
    Wharton,  NJ   07885
    Tel: (973) 361-8444   Fax: (973) 361-5281
    WWW: www.whartonnj.com
     

Material Accepted

Brush/Tree Parts (Recycling) Brush must be clean and separate from grass and leaves and it must be tied.
Christmas Trees (Recycling) Accepted curbside every Monday in January. Remove all decorations and no tree bags or stands.
Grass Clippings (Recycling) Grass clippings and leaves may be mixed. Grass bags are available at Town Hall.
Leaves (Recycling) Grass clippings and leaves may be mixed.

 

Curbside Bulky Waste Collection

  • Program Description: Bulky items collection provided with the purchase of special collection stickers to be placed on the item being placed on the curb. All stickers are available at Borough Hall, Senior Citizens (62 years or older) and handicapped people must still obtain these stickers, but with proper identification, the fee will be waived. In the event of a change in ownership or change in tenants, it is the responsibility of the owner to make sure that the proper stickers are purchased. If this is not done, it will result in fines and/or liens against the property in accordance with our local ordinance. Any construction material resulting from any new construction or renovation to homes will be the responsibility of the owner.
  • Schedule: With the purchase of a sticker - Zone "A" on Tuesday, Zone "B" on Wednesday. Check Wharton's Community Calendar for changes. Click here to view the Wharton Borough Community Calendar on its own web site showing waste, recycling and other Wharton Borough events
  • Service Provider: Wharton Borough, 10 Robert Street, 
    Wharton,  NJ   07885
    Tel: (973) 361-8444   Fax: (973) 361-5281
    WWW: www.whartonnj.com
     

Material Accepted

Metal Appliances (Recycling) No one will be allowed to dispose of any appliances (refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners) that has Freon in them. A certified technician must remove the Freon and issue a certificate to you.
Tires (Recycling) Tire stickers are also required. The cost is $1.50 per tire (the rims must be removed.)
Type 13 Bulky Solid Waste (Disposal) Items other than will not be collected unless they have a "pick-up" sticker on them. Stickers are $10.00 each.

 


Municipal Recycling Depot(s) In Wharton Borough

Wharton Borough Recycling Depot (Municipal Recycling Depot)
North Main and Pine Street (southwest corner)
Wharton,  NJ   07885
Tel: (973) 361-8444  
WWW: www.whartonnj.com
 
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-6pm and Saturdays 8am-6pm
  • Notes: The Wharton recycling depotaccepts traditional recyclable materials mixed together in one can to correspond with the way recyclables are now collected curbside. The recycling depot is open to Wharton Borough residents only.
  • Limitations: Prohibitted items include computer components, fluorescent light bulbs and batteries. Contact the MCMUA at 973-631-5109 to manage these materials as part of their household hazardous waste program.
  • Facility Type: Municipal Recycling Depot

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Acceptable Material - Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One

Aluminum Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse and commingle with recyclables.
Brown Paper Bags (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables.
Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carrier, cereal, pasta and tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
Corrugated Cardboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Flatten and mix with other recyclables, no need to tie or bundle.
Glass Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Remove lids, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Metal lids may be placed in container separately.
Newspaper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Mix with other recyclables and do not tie or bundle.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on bottle.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on bottle.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the MCMUA's "all-in-one" single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Includes soft-cover books. Commingle with other recyclables, Do not include hard-cover books.

 
 

Acceptable Material - Recycling


 

 
Wharton Boro DPW (Municipal Recycling Depot)
180 West Central Avenue
Wharton,  NJ   07885
Tel: (973) 366-2155  
Email: shutchins@whartonnj.com
WWW: http://whartonnj.com/
 
  • Hours: M-F, 6am-2:30pm
  • Notes: An E-waste recycling drop-off container is located at the Wharton Boro Dept. of Public Works (DPW). Additionally, the Borough of Wharton has a municipal recycling depot for other recyclables located at North Main and Pine Streets. The DPW is for E-Waste only.
  • Facility Type: Municipal Recycling Depot

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Acceptable Material - Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One


 
 

Acceptable Material - Recycling

E-Waste - Computers, TVs, etc. (Recycling) Effective 1/1/2012, TVs, computers, laptops and computer monitors are banned from being placed at the curb. These items can be dropped off with other electronic items for recycling at this location.

 

 

 


Other Solid Waste Facilities In Wharton Borough

 


Documents

Click below to view original documents regarding Wharton Borough. If inconsistencies are discovered between these documents and the information provided below, one should initially assume Wharton Borough document is correct as it was produced directly by the town. Please contact Wharton Borough to verify any issues you are uncertain about and please forward any corrections to the MCMUA at info@mcmua.com.