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Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHWF)
First Come First Served - No Appointment Necessary
Chisago County operates a permanent household hazardous waste facility in North Branch. In order to encourage safe disposal of your household hazardous waste, the facility is centrally located in:
- North Branch Industrial Park
39649 Grand Avenue
North Branch, MN
As the operation of this facility is funded in part by the solid waste management fee, Chisago County residents can participate at no charge. Residents of other East Central Solid Waste Commission (ECSWC) counties may participate as detailed below in the 'WHO' Tab for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility Information.
Note: For loads larger than a full pickup truck, please call ahead and make an appointment, 651-213-8920.
- From the intersection of State Highway 95 and County 30 in North Branch, go 1/2 mile north to Ash Street.
- Turn right and go east 3/10 mile to Grand Avenue.
- Turn left and go north to the 3rd building on the right. Look for the Chisago County HHWF sign.
Hours of Operation
- Mondays, excluding holidays, Noon - 7:00 p.m.
- Last Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- 2023 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility Information
- Chisago County Residents can participate at no charge, as operation of the facility is funded in part by the solid waste management fee on their property taxes.
- Isanti County Residents can participate at no charge, through a contracted agreement, if they provide a voucher obtained from the Isanti County Zoning Department, at the time of drop-off. Call the Isanti County Zoning Department at 763-689-5165.
- Washington County Residents may participate at no charge as part of a reciprocity agreement.
- East Central Solid Waste Commission County Residents (Pine, Mille Lacs, and Kanabec) may participate with a minimum $70 charge, due at time of drop off, and must call 651-213-8920, Option #5 for an appointment.
- Businesses of Chisago County that fall under the “Minimal Generator” category: producing less than 100 lbs. of hazardous waste per year. A convenient and economical disposal option. Businesses must contact Paul Dennison, Household Hazardous Waste Facility Coordinator by calling 651-213-8922, for an appointment before dropping off business waste.
- LINK to our 2009-1 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Service Area Policy (PDF)
LINK to Household Hazardous Waste Facility Brochure (PDF)
- Household Hazardous Waste Only. Items accepted include: automotive fluids and filters, paint, cleaners, lawn/garden/pool chemicals, miscellaneous chemicals, acids & bases, fluorescent/LED/incandescent bulbs, mercury-containing devices, propane cylinders, cell phones, fire extinguishers, and single use lithium and rechargeable batteries, (no vehicle or alkaline batteries). Call if you have questions.
- Sharps and Needle Disposal: Self-service; please drop container in red bin inside the Household Hazardous Waste Facility office. Sharps must be in a hard-sided container: i.e., red sharps container, milk jug, or detergent bottle.
- FREE Household Products on the Reuse Shelves: Paints & stains, cleaners, automotive fluids, other house/garage/lawn & garden products. Please park in designated customer parking spaces and sign the liability release before taking any products. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
For loads larger than a full pickup truck, please call 651-213-8920 and make an appointment.
39649 Grand Ave, North Branch, MN, 55056.
Please note that the facility is located north of downtown North Branch in the Industrial Park, (near J.J.’s Bowling Alley and the North Branch compost site).
Every non-holiday Monday from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The last Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A limited number of appointment times are available on other days, call 651-213-8920 to schedule.
Because the Minnesota Legislature has banned hazardous items from the garbage, including but not limited to: lead acid batteries, (sealed or unsealed), motor vehicle fluids such as motor oil, brake/power steering/transmission fluids, antifreeze/coolant, oil filters, mercury containing devices such as thermostats and thermometers, batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs.
Tips for Transporting Waste:
- Pack items in the trunk of your car using only boxes or totes that you do not need back.
- Keep items in their original containers with labels intact, and do not mix chemicals.
- Label materials that are not in original containers.
- Place fluorescent bulbs in original packaging or bundle with plastic wrap (NO TAPE).
- Oil, antifreeze, and gas are accepted in containers of 5 gallons or less; containers can be emptied and returned to you.
- A limited amount of reusable 5-gallon containers are available at the facility for your use.