Waste Disposal & Recycling


This department administers the laws, standards, and procedures governing solid waste management in Chisago County; overseeing waste disposal programs, fees, licensing requirements, and penalties for lack of compliance through the County Solid Waste Ordinance.

Waste Management Plan

The purpose of Chisago County’s Environmental Services department is to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the county’s residents, to conserve local natural resources, and to protect the water, air, and land of Chisago County.

As part of this effort, the department is mandated to create a Waste Management Plan. The plan is a detailed roadmap of how the county will manage its waste and reduce its dependence on landfilling. Waste products include such things as garbage, recycled materials, yard waste, problem materials, household hazardous waste, construction and demolition waste, and conserved or recovered materials. Management of these materials will be accomplished through waste systems, abatement programs, and waste policies, while looking at future solid waste management options to reduce waste, prevent pollution, and recover resources.

LINK to 2016 Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (PDF)

Solid Waste Licensing

Solid Waste License Applications and/or Renewals are now available through an Online Process. Please follow ALL instructions detailed on the Chisago County Solid Waste License Checklist (PDF).

The types of Solid Waste Licenses are:

  • Hauler License
  • Facility License:
    • Construction and Demolition Debris Land Disposal Facility
    • Industrial Solid Waste Land Disposal Facility
    • Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Land Disposal Facility
    • Recycling Facility
    • Transfer Station Facility
    • Solid Waste Processing Facility License
    • Waste Tire Facility
    • Yard Waste and Composting Facility License

Waste Disposal

Contact us with any recycling or disposal questions that have not been answered by the information found on our web pages:

  • Chisago County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    39649 Grand Avenue
    North Branch, MN 55056
    Phone: 651-213-8920
  • Chisago County Exchange questions
    Megan Stegmeir
    Environmental Technician
    Email Megan Stegmeir
    Phone: 651-213-8920
  • Residential and small business hazardous waste disposal questions
    Paul Dennison
    Household Hazardous Waste Facility Coordinator
    Email Paul Dennison
    Phone: 651-213-8920
  • Solid Waste Violations and Pharmaceutical Disposal questions
    Derek Griggs
    Email Derek Griggs
    Phone: 651-213-6365
  • Waste disposal and recycling questions
    Lisa Thibodeau
    Solid Waste Administrator
    Email Lisa Thibodeau
    Phone: 651-213-8920
    North Branch facility: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday