Autumn Alley Clean Up

Saturday October 17: 10:00am-2:00pm

St Johns Lutheran Church Parking Lot (Enter off Rustic Lodge)

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! On Saturday, October 17, we’re hosting an Autumn Alley Clean Up at the parking lot of St Johns Lutheran Church (4824 Nicollet Ave S -Enter parking lot off Rustic Lodge). Register online for a time slot between 10:00am and 2:00pm for a chance to ditch your debris in our dumpsters. 

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!

The deadline for registration has passed. We hope you’ll join us next year!

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.

Arrival information: Please be respectful of the church and neighbors who are graciously allowing us to use their parking lot. All participants must enter the lot from Rustic Lodge (not 49th). Enter on the driveway before the home at 9 Rustic Lodge, turn left into the parking lot, drop items in dumpsters, then continue one way through the lot to exit on Rustic Lodge.

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.