News and Announcements
Please refer to the new Coronavirus page, for the many announcements, updates, closings, and cancellations. This page is updated frequently, so check in often for the latest information.
Christmas Tree Pickup
Christmas tree pickup will be held throughout the month of January. Please leave your tree curbside. This free service is provided by the Wantage Township Department of Public Works.
Wantage Township residents: Please remember that there is no overnight parking allowed on township roads from November 15th through April 15th of any given year (Ordinance 7-3.4, et seq.). Please help our DPW clear our roadways by keeping your vehicles off of the streets. Thank you.
Notices from the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
2021 Hunting Licenses Available Now
The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife announced that hunters can purchase their 2021 license now either online or through an agent. Permit deer seasons remain open in many zones in 2021, and Winter Bow opens on Friday, January 1. A 2021 license is required. For information see the NJ Electronic Licensing System at aspirafocus.com/internetsales
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease
The Division is asking the public to be alert for deer that may be affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and to report any suspected cases. Symptoms include: difficulty standing, drooling, lethargy, respiratory distress, foam from the mouth or nose, and swelling of the face, tongue, and neck. Sick or dead deer are often seen in or near water. Reports can be made as follows:
Northern Region: 609-259-6965
Southern Region: 609-748-2065
Division Veterinarian: 908-735-6398
Notice about Unsolicited Seeds
The NJ Department of Agriculture has been receiving reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
- DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging don't open the sealed package.
- Take a photo of the package and seeds and send the photos to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to firstname.lastname@example.org and USDA SITC at SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov
Do not plant seeds. Take picture and send to AG and USDA. For more information go to nj.gov/agriculture/news/hottopics/topics200727.html
Municipal Building Open to the Public
The Municipal Building reopened to the public on July 6. The public is required to wear a face mask and to maintain proper social distancing while inside. The number of people allowed inside at one time is 25, which includes employees.
SCMUA Resumes Special Events
The CDC wants to caution the public that it is not deploying teams of people to go door to door to conduct surveillance. If an individual claims to be from the CDC do not let them in your home or speak with them. They are imposters. Contact your local law enforcement if this activity is reported in your municipality. See Sussex County Coronavirus page.
Only Clean Dirt Wanted — Guard Your Yard
Wantage Township warns residents about clean fill that may not be so clean.
See flyer on how to guard your backyard. PDF icon.
Click here for the NJ offical Guard Your Backyard website.
Click here to read Ordinance #2019-04, "Wantage Township Soil Importing and Exporting."
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has a toll-free telephone hotline number you can use to report environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or impacting it. The 1-877-WARNDEP number can be used in the continental United States.
If you can, stuff the can! Non-perishable food is being collected to benefit the Sussex County Social Services food pantry. All the food collected in this food drive will provide emergency food assistance to residents of Sussex County. Donations may be dropped off at the Municipal Building; Look for the Champions for Charity can!
Wantage Township First Aid Squad Members Needed
Wantage Township Residents: If you are interested in joining the First Aid Squad, please contact the WTFAS today! Time committment is minimal and all training and drills to be certified will be provided. Drivers are needed as well as EMTs. The Wantage Township First Aid Squad is made up of volunteers—your neighbors—who provide emergency medical service in Wantage. For more information, please email email@example.com
Login information will be included with each event description. For a Zoom tutorial go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
Wantage Works Out
Wantage Recreation is hosting a Wantage Works Out program for residents. All different types of activities and workouts will be posted on the Wantage Recreation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wantagerecreationandparks. To make this even more fun, you can get involved by posting youself doing your workout. It can be one that Wantage Rec posted or one of your own. Let's make this fun and interactive, and the best way to do that is through your input and sharing this with your friends and family.
NOTICE: All programs and meetings that were scheduled to take place at the Library or our schools have been canceled until further notice. When/If the organizers of other events contact the website with updates, these updates will be posted. It is recommended that you contact the organizers of events before attending.
ONGOINGSuspended until further notice
Wantage has joined the group of towns in the Star Light Star Bright group: to “Make your town shine bright at night.” Our star was made and donated by Lockburner Construction. It was built by Matt (father) & Keith (son).