Summer Recreation

Sign ups for the Summer Recreation Program for Wharton residents have begun! Children aged 5 through going into 8th grade are eligible to participate for free in the Summer Recreation Program. Summer Recreation runs from July 5th-August 11th from 9 a.m.- Noon M-F at Robert Street Park.

Proof of Wharton residency is required.

You can get a registration form here or pick up one at Town Hall during regular business hours. You can bring completed forms and proof of residence to Town Hall or bring them to the first day of the program. You can also email completed forms and proof of residence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Children can sign up for up to two paid off campus trips. Planned trips this year are 7/6 Turtle Back Zoo $10, 7/13 Aspen Ice $10, 7/20 Mini Golf $10, 7/27 Frog Falls at Picatinny $20, 8/3 Bowling $12. You may sign up for and pay for trips at the the first day of camp.

Free breakfast will be served each day for all particpants through the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. 

Yard Waste Bags

Free Yard Waste Bags for Wharton Residents are now available at the Recycling Center. They will no longer be available at Town Hall. 

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

DPW Hiring Temporary Summer Employees

The Department of Public Works is looking for temporary summer employees to work Monday through Friday 6 a.m.- 2:30 pm. from now until August 31st. Applicants must be over the age of 18. Applications may be picked up at Town Hall located on 10 Robert Street 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday or can be found here. EOE.

New Recycling Center Hours

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

Acceptable items to recycle at the center include:

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*Free yard waste bags for Wharton residents will now be available at the Recycling Center. They will no longer be available at Town Hall.*

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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