Autumn Alley Clean Up -Canceled

Due to low registration numbers, we’ve decided to cancel the 2021 Autumn Alley Clean Up. We simply can’t justify the expense with so few registered participants.

Here are some alternate resources for getting rid of your items:

Learn what items can be picked up curbside here.

South Transfer Station Drop Site here.

Check out the Hennepin County Green Disposal Guide here.

We will consider hosting next year if there is sufficient interest. Thanks for your interest in our event!

Past event Information:

image of two people by dumpster with load in wheelbarrow

Has your alley or side-yard become a dumping grounds for all your hard to get rid of stuff? Left-overs from yard improvement projects, brush too large for city pick up, piles of dirt/sand/landscape rock, and so much more can quickly become an eyesore. If you’ve struggled to figure out how to get rid of these items, you’re in luck! Register online for a chance to ditch your debris in our dumpsters.  We ask for a suggested donation of $10 per load to help cover our dumpster rental costs.

This is also a great chance to clean up your overgrowth in the alley to ensure proper access and clear sight lines before snow plowing season. A bonus: we’ve secured a dumpster company that is able to recycle on average 75% of general debris and of course, 100% of organics!

To help cover the costs of securing the dumpsters, we are asking for a suggested donation of $10 per household. You can make your donation here.

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

Since we are limited in dumpster space, the event will be first come, first served.

Please note, we will not accept general household refuse, furniture, your demolition construction debris, or any of the prohibited substances listed below.

Prohibited items: tires, batteries, tree stumps, railroad ties, chemically treated lumber, paints and lacquers, oil, asbestos, infectious waste, medical waste ,animal carcasses, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, contaminated soils and absorbents. inks and resins, industrial drums, water heaters and tanks, food waste, general household garbage, fuels, petroleum products, adhesives, refrigerants, and other toxic and / or hazardous materials and substances.

Hazardous waste can be brought to the 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.