ISSUE 5   June 11, 2009

2009 PROJECT SAFE SEND DATES AND LOCATIONS SET

Project Safe Send was started in 1992 to help farmers safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides. Since then, more than 6,400 people have brought in over 2.3 million pounds of pesticides. That's a lot. But with the support of pesticide manufacturers, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has funds to help get rid of more. We can accept any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides) that are old, unusable or banned--like DDT, arsenic, dieldrin, chlordane or mercury seed treatments.

A healthy environment is something we take for granted. But keeping our air and water clean and pure requires commitment and can be costly. For years, farmers and ranchers have done their part by safely storing unusable pesticides like DDT and mercury seed treatments.

Now there's a way to get rid of these old pesticides for good. It's called Project Safe Send. IT'S...SAFE, SIMPLE, NON-REGULATORY, FREE!

Collections will be held at the following locations and dates. Please note that all locations unless otherwise indicated are at ND Department of Transportation Facilities. The times are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm local time.

After the collections, hazardous pesticides are carefully packed and shipped out of state for incineration.

"Project Safe Send provides a valuable service to agriculture producers, agribusiness and the public in disposing outdated or unusable pesticides."

-- Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring

Please check your storage areas for any unusable pesticides. If you find some, bring them to Project Safe Send. Pre-registration is not required. If you need more information or want to arrange for large quantity deliveries, call the NDDA toll-free at 1-800-242-7535.

In the meantime, keep pesticides safely locked up. If you have deteriorating or leaking containers, over pack them in larger containers and add absorbent materials. Free heavy-duty plastic bags are available from the NDDA.

For more information please contact your local NDSU County Extension Agent or Judy Carlson at the NDDA at 1-800-242-7535 or jcarlson@nd.gov.

Date

Location

July 7

CASSELTON--15482 37th St SE; take I-94 Exit 331, go north on ND 18, take frontage road west about mile.

July 8

HILLSBORO--590 6th St NW; take I-29 exit 104 at Hillsboro, east block, 1/3 of a mile north on 6th St NW.

July 9

GRAND FORKS--1951 N. Washington St, from I-29 take Gateway exit, go east. to Hwy 81 (Washington St), go north 1 mile.

July 10

DRAYTON--just east of I-29 interchange on ND Highway 66, (north side of the road).

July 13

DEVILS LAKE--1905 Schwan Ave NW; 2 miles west of Devils Lake Industrial Park, south side of US 2.

July 14

 

VALLEY CITY--1524 8th Ave SW, south of I-94 at Exit 292.

BOTTINEAU-- mile east of Bottineau on Highway 5, 1 miles north on Lake Metigoshe Rd.

July 15

 

EDGELEY--2 mi. north of Jct. 281 & 13, west side of Hwy 281.

MINOT--from the intersection of Highways 83 and 2, go east about 3 miles, DOT is on the east side of Hwy 2, just north of the Gooseneck Implement (John Deere dealership).

July 16

WYNDMERE--from the junction of Highways 13 and 18, go 2 miles north on Hwy 18 (west side of road).

WILLISTON--605 Dakota Parkway W; on Bypass US 2 and US 85 (across from the Kum & Go gas station).

July 17

DICKINSON--1700 3rd Ave W STE 101; on east side of ND 22, mile north of the Junction of I-94 and ND Hwy 22.

July 20

BEULAH--205 HWY 49 S; take I-94 to exit 110, then go 30 miles north on ND 49 to the south side of Beulah. NDDOT is west of ND 49, and just south of the RR tracks.

July 21

FLASHER--from ND 21, on the west edge of the city of Flasher, turn north on Morton County road 84, go one block north (DOT is on the east side of the road).

July 22

McCLUSKY--west side of city, at intersection of ND 200 and First Street.

July 23

NAPOLEON--59 Broadway; take I-94 Exit 208, proceed south on ND Hwy 3; mile south of the city (east side of road).

 


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