ISSUE 8 June 22, 2006
2006 PROJECT SAFE SEND COLLECTION SITES, DATES ANNOUNCED
Sixteen sites have been selected for the 2006 Project Safe Send collection of unusable pesticides, scheduled for July 11-25.
"This is a good time for anyone with pesticides – farmers, ranchers, chemical dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners – to take stock of their inventory and set aside unusable pesticides for disposal," said Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson. "With 16 collection sites, no one will have to drive far to get rid of their waste pesticides, safely, efficiently and at no charge."
The collections have been scheduled for the following dates and communities:
July 11-12 West Fargo
July 13 Mayville
July 14 Drayton
July 17 Courtenay and Minot
July 18 Minot and Langdon
July 19 Bottineau and Tioga
July 20 Rugby and Killdeer
July 21 Linton and Belfield
July 24 Edgeley and Hettinger
July 25 Wyndmere and Glen Ullin
Persons with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should call (701) 328-4997 to pre-register. No other pre-registration is required.
Pesticide rinse water will also be accepted at any of the 16 collection sites. The first 100 pounds of rinse water will be taken free of charge; a fee of $1 per pound will be charged for each additional pound.
Since 1992, nearly 5,000 participants have used Project Safe Send to safely get rid of almost 1.8 million pounds of unusable pesticides, including DDT, arsenic and mercury compounds.
Project Safe Send is funded through the fees paid by pesticide manufacturers to register their products in North Dakota.
For more information, please call Patrice Lahlum or Ted Quanrud at (701) 328-2231.