County Services

Anoka County Compost Sites
Anoka County has two compost sites available to its residents:  Bunker Hills Compost Site in Coon Rapids and Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Compost Site in Lino Lakes.  The sites provide a good option when you have large quantities of leaves or grass clippings that you are unable to compost or leave on your lawn at home.  Both sites are open April through November (weather permitting).  You must show proof of residency to use these sites.  A fee is charged.

When you drop off yard waste at one of the compost sites, you will need to unload it and take your bags or containers back home with you.  Tree waste may be loose or bundled.  You may also take free finished unscreened compost from the sites when it is available.  Remember to bring your own shovel and containers.

For more information on fees, hours of operation and examples of acceptable materials at both compost sites, go to www.anokacounty.us/yardwaste or call Anoka County Integrated Waste Management at 763-323-5730.

Anoka County Historical Society     
The Historical Society, founded in 1934, gathers, preserves and makes available Anoka County History for all future generations. Located at 2135-3rd Avenue North in Anoka, the Historical Society is open on Tuesday from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:oo AM - 4:00 PM. It is also open by appointment for groups.

Contact: Vickie Wendel, (763) 421-0600

Anoka County Traveler     
The Traveler, a transit program of the Regional Transit Board with cooperation of Anoka County, is a door-to-door transportation system in Northern Anoka County. Mini-buses, equipped with wheelchair lifts and accessible to the disabled, are available to everyone regardless of age or income. For more detailed information and reservations, contact the Traveler.

Contact: Anoka County Transit Services, (612) 373-3333 or (763) 422-7075

Mediation Services for Anoka County     
An alternative to court proceedings, Mediation Services provides free, confidential and quick resolution of conflicts of neighbors, youth, business and consumer, landlord and tenant, and more. Parties involved work out their own solution with guidance from trained volunteer mediators.

Contact: Ann Wallerstedt, (763) 422-8878

Neighborhood Watch     
The Neighborhood Crime Watch is sponsored by the City of Ham Lake and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. To organize a new neighborhood group or to find out the name of your block captain contact Anoka County Sheriff's Office.

North Central Branch - Anoka County Library     
The North Central Branch Library in Ham Lake has been serving the northern Anoka County area since 1978. It serves as a community library providing popular materials, basic reference services and programs to serve the informational and recreation needs of its users. The popular Summer Reading Program encourages children of all ages to read during the summer months. The North Central Branch is open six days per week. Contact the branch library for current hours and program schedules.

Call: (763) 434-6542

University of Minnesota Extension Service, Anoka County     
The University of Minnesota Extension Service is a unique partnership of federal, state and county government, which brings together the resources of the University and the communities of Anoka County. Staff and trained volunteers work closely with individuals, families and groups to respond to the needs of Anoka County residents. We offer workshops and clinics, small and large group meetings, printed fact sheets and bulletins, school enrichment programs and phone and individual consultation.

Call: (763) 755-1280
E-mail: anoka@extension.umn.edu