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Sparkle Week

2022 Update

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Sparkle Week pickup dates for bulk trash items have shifted to the following:

  • Zone 1 - Tuesday, May 17th
  • Zone 2 - Wednesday, May 18th
  • Zone 3 - Monday, May 23rd
  • Zone 4 - Tuesday, May 24th

 

Sparkle Week 2022

Sparkle Week is an annual event that provides residents with the opportunity to recycle items too large to place in your regular garbage pick-up (please see the list of excluded items below).

Sparkle Week predates the 1960’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.  Spanning more than 60 years, Sparkle Week has grown from just being a bulk-trash pickup into the ultimate recycling and 'up-cycling' event.

For 2022, this event has been designed to allow our pickers to help us remove items we no longer wish to keep, while offsetting the budget crunch. The Governing Body relaxed the ordinance that assesses a fine for the placement of trash to the curb prior to 5:00 PM the night before your regularly scheduled pick-up to allow the time required for our public to view and pick!

2022 dates are established by zones and are as follows:

Zone One - Tuesday:  May 10, 2022 - pickup date May 17th

Begins at Church Street and goes south to Route 29, includes Bridge Street, Ferry Street, Swan Street, Mount Hope Street and Canal Street. It also includes Curley Lane, Grants Alley and Washington Street.

Zone Two:  - Wednesday:  May 11, 2022 - pickup date May 18th

Includes Cottage Hill, Connaught Hill and Music Mountain.

Zone Three – Thursday: May 19, 2022 - pickup date May 23rd

Begins at Church Street, runs north to Delaware Avenue.

Zone Four – Friday:  May 20, 2022 - pickup date May 24th

Begins the north side of Delaware Avenue, runs north to Cherry Street, and includes Lamberts Hill and Blair Tract.

The following is a review of the program and is offered to help clarify how you can participate:

When Does It Start?  You can start placing your garbage to the curb the Sunday before your scheduled Sparkle pick-up.

When Does It Stop?  You cannot place additional items out once your garbage has been picked up. The official end date for Sparkle Week is May 24, 2022 and a fine of $250 will be imposed for all unpermitted left on the curb after that date.

What Is Included?  You can place most bulk items out for picking (see excluded items below). Up to 4 forty-pound bags of garbage will be accepted without a fee; and the following items will be picked-up for no fee but have limits:

  1. Limit two car tires per household,
  2. Brush or tree branches must be separated and bundled and nothing larger than 4 inches by diameter,

What Isn’t Included?  The following items will not be picked up by the city:

  1. No clothing,
  2. No building construction debris (sheet rock, large pieces of wood, etc.),
  3. No concrete, brick or block,
  4. No electronics (televisions, microwaves, monitors, computers, stereos); these may be taken to Hunterdon County. The schedule can be found at the following link: http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/recycling.html
  5. No paints or oils of any kind; these may be taken to Hunterdon County. The schedule can be found at the following link: http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/recycling.html

What Happens If My Items Are Not Taken By Pickers?  It is your responsibility to remove all items from your property. You can buy a Bulk Trash Permit Online or visit City Hall at 18 York Street; You can call a private trash removal service; or You can take your items back inside.  Fees are listed below.

What Happens If I Don’t Buy a Permit?  Public Works Department will tag all items that have not been properly paid for with a sticker directing people to the online site to purchase a Bulk Trash Permit or by calling Clerk’s Office at 609-397-0110, ext. 12. You can purchase a permit or choose to dispose of your items through another venue.

Questions:  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 609-397-0110 x12

 

ITEM

PLASTIC BAG REQUIRED

FEE

Appliances (misc.)

 

$15.00

Bag for Garbage (extra 40 lb. bag)

 

$7.50

Bathtub

 

$50.00

Bed Frame

 

$10.00

Chair - Upholstered

YES

$15.00

Chiar - Wood/Light Metal

  $10.00

Couch/Sofa/Sectional

YES

$50.00

Desk

  $25.00

Dishwasher

  $15.00

Door/Window

  $15.00

Dresser

 

$25.00

Dryer

  $15.00

Entertainment Center

  $35.00

Grill (without gas tank)

  $15.00

Headboard/Footboard

 

$15.00

Hopper Load

  $75.00

Love Seat

YES

$35.00

Mattress or Box Spring - Twin/Single

YES $20.00

Mattress or Box Spring - Full/Double

YES $30.00

Mattress or Box Spring - Queen

YES $40.00

Mattress or Box Spring - King

YES $50.00

Plastic Bag for Furniture

 

$5.00

Rug - Larger than 9' x 12'

YES 

$24.00

Rug - Smaller than 9' x 12'

YES 

$12.00

Shed

 

$35.00

Sink

  $15.00

Stove/Oven

 

$15.00

Table - Dining/Kitchen

 

$25.00

Table - End/Coffee/Night Stand

 

$15.00

Toilet

 

$15.00

 
 

Various Metals

 

$35.00

Various Wood

 

$35.00

Washer

 

$15.00

Water Heater

 

$15.00

 

What isn’t included? The following items will not be picked up by the city:

  1. No Clothing,
  2. No building construction debris (sheet rock, large pieces of wood, etc.),
  3. No concrete, brick or block,
  4. No electronics (televisions, microwaves, monitors, computers, stereos); these may be taken to Hunterdon County. The schedule can be found at the following link: http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/recycling.html
  5. No paints or oils of any kind; these may be taken to Hunterdon County. The schedule can be found at the following link: http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/recycling.html