Electricity can be purchased from:
Natural Gas can be purchased from:
Telephone: The 674 exchange has been included in the metro calling area since 1994 and the Rush City area code (358) is toll free.
Garbage Removal: North Branch does not provide for city garbage pickup. Residents must contract with a licensed refuse hauler. The licensed haulers are:
- East Central Sanitation (763) 689-2171
- SRC, Inc. (651) 464-2321
- Terry's Disposal (651) 674-4053
- Gene's Disposal (651-426-1224)
Curbside recycling is mandatory since non-recyclable and unsorted garbage from Chisago County is landfilled near Mora. The PICKM counties contract with a private business to compost at that site.
The City of North Branch operates a compost site near the wastewater treatment plant. The site is open for drop-off of leaves and grass and for pickup of free compost. The City also schedules free leaf pickup in the spring and fall.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): Chisago County operates a household hazardous waste disposal site located at 39649 Grand Avenue (North Branch Industrial Park). Visit Chisago County's website or call (651) 213-0450 or call the North Branch disposal site directly at (651) 237-0912 for information on materials they accept.
This facility is open to Chisago County residents; bring identification proving county residency. The facility is open eachMonday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the last Saturday of each month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The HHW (see links listed below) facility also offers the following:
- Environmental Information & Education (I&E) Center - (651) 237-0836
- Materials Exchange (great free, reusable stuff) (651) 213-0879
- Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Assistance (651) 237-0836
- Information on Illegal Backyard Garbage Burning (651) 237-0836
- Environmental Meeting Room at the facility for environmental groups (651) 237-0912
- Electronics Recycling information (651) 237-0836
Post Office: The North Branch Post office is located at 6444 Elm Street, (651) 674-7171.
Cable TV: Cable TV is provided in most densely populated areas and housing developments within the City. The cable provider is MidContinent Communications (1-800-888-1300), www.midcocomm.com .
Transportation is provided by Heartland Express. Call 763-689-8131 for information.
Communications: The City's official newspaper is the Isanti-Chisago County Star. It is published Wednesday of each week, and it is the paper where the City publishes public hearing notices, ordinances, and other official information.
Library: See North Branch Area Library under "City Departments" for library location and hours.