Lambertville residents will celebrate their annual “Sparkle Week” over the course of the second and third weeks of May.

“Spanning more than 50 years, Sparkle Week has grown from just being a bulk-trash pickup into the ultimate recycling and 'up-cycling' event,” said Mayor David DelVecchio.

Sparkle Week
Sparkle Week predates the1960’s, when Lambertville residents would put out their bulk trash in events dubbed “Operation Sparkle.” Over time, it has become a community-wide event, with residents and visitors claiming discarded items that may still have usable life.

Once again, the City will partner with Goodwill to pick up and recycle electronics, furniture, and other items in resale condition. Full compliance of the following list is required:

  • No building construction debris (sheet rock, large pieces of wood, etc),
  • No concrete, brick or block,
  • No paints or oils of any kind; these may be taken to Hunterdon County. The schedule can be found at the following link:
  • Limit two car tires per household,
  • Brush or tree branches must be separated and bundled,
  • Used clothing must be separated.
Scheduled pick-up dates are:
  • Residents whose garbage pick-up is Thursday or Friday may put items out to the curb on Wednesday, May 9, for pick up on May 10 or 11.
  • Residents whose garbage pick-up day is Tuesday or Wednesday may put items out to the curb on Monday, May 14, for pick up on May 15 or 16.
The public works department will pick up trash on the regularly scheduled pick-up day for each zone. Please do not place additional items to the curb once all other garbage has been collected.