Autumn Alley Cleanup

October 8 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Dumpster location: Washburn High School parking lot at 49th & Pleasant

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Has your alley, yard, or garage become a dumping grounds for all of your hard to get rid of stuff? Leftovers from yard and home improvement projects, scraps of lumber, concrete, and so much more can quickly become an eyesore. Register below to ditch your debris* in our dumpster.

Please register here by October 4 to help us plan for volunteers and dumpster space. Since we are limited to 20-yards in dumpster space, the event will be first come, first served. If you are a senior or person with a disability who needs help picking up debris/items, please register and we will try to secure a volunteer and vehicle to assist you.

To help cover the costs of securing the dumpster, we are asking for a suggested donation of $10-20 per vehicle load based on the amount of debris/items being dumped. You can make your donation here or we can accept donations via cash, check, PayPal, and Venmo when you bring your debris/items to our dumpster on Oct. 8.

This is also a great weekend to clean up your overgrowth in the alley to ensure proper access and clear sight lines before snow plowing season. Bag plants and leaves, bundle sticks and branches, and set your yard waste out near your City of Minneapolis solid waste & recycling carts.

Want to encourage your neighbors to clean up their alley too? Contact us at info@tangletown.org and we’ll get you a set of fliers to drop at your neighbors’ homes!

*Please note, we will not accept any of the prohibited items listed below.

Prohibited Materials:

-Hazardous/Toxic Wastes such as chemicals/solvents, PCB Waste, transformers, painter containers, paint, asbestos, infectious waste, medical waste
-Water Heaters**
-55-gal Drums
-Computers, TVs, Electronics, Electronic Accessories**
-Oil Container
-Medical Waste
-Air Filters
-Propane Tanks
-Railroad Ties
-Septic Tanks
-Tires
-Gas Tanks
-Air Conditioners**
-Batteries
-Liquid Waste
-Household Garbage**
-Furniture**, matresses**
-Yard Waste
-Animal carcasses
-Fluorescent & Mercury Bulbs
-Large Appliances (Refrigerators, Washers and dryers, etc.)**
-Limit concrete debris to small amounts

**If you receive solid waste & recycling services through the City of Minneapolis, these items can be set out curbside. Learn what items can be picked up curbside here.

Many of the above prohibited and hazardous waste items can be brought to one of the following locations for proper disposal:

South Transfer Station Drop Site

Tuesday – Friday, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

2850 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities

Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

The closest location to Tangletown is 1400 West 96th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431

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