Other Utilities and Services

Electricity can be purchased from: 

Natural Gas can be purchased from:

TelephoneThe 674 exchange has been included in the metro calling area since 1994 and the Rush City area code (358) is toll free.

Garbage RemovalNorth 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.


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