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2016 Project Safe Send Set for July (05/19/16)

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the 10 Project Safe Send collections in July.

2016 Project Safe Send Set for July

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the 10 Project Safe Send collections in July.

“Over the past 24 years, thousands of people have brought more than four million pounds of these chemicals to Project Safe Send,” Goehring said. “It is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that helps people safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides at no charge.”

The program accepts old, unusable or banned pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides. The collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration. Project Safe Send is funded through product registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers.

“Check your storage areas for any unusable pesticides and safely set them aside for Project Safe Send,” Goehring said. “If the containers are deteriorating or leaking, pack them in larger containers with absorbent materials. Free heavy-duty plastic bags are available from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture if needed.”

No pre-registration is required but consumers are encouraged to check the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s website at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/program/project-safe-send prior to bringing pesticides to a collection site to ensure their site remains operational. Sites will only be operational until funding is depleted.

A maximum of 3,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted. Pesticide rinse water and empty containers are no longer accepted.

To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Jeremiah Lien at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at (800) 242-7535 or jjlien@nd.gov.

The collections will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time at the North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities in the following cities:

  • July 13             Lidgerwood              25 4th Ave. SE
  • July 14             Medina                   3682 55th Ave. SE
  • July 15             Beulah                        205 Hwy. 49 S.
  • July 18             Dickinson               1700 3rd Ave. W. Ste. 101
  • July 19             Williston                 605 Dakota Parkway W.
  • July 20             Stanley                    8250 62nd St. NW
  • July 21             Fessenden              1570 43rd Ave. E.
  • July 26             Devils Lake               1905 Schwan Ave. NW
  • July 27             Cavalier                      9398 138th Ave. NE
  • July 28             Grand Forks             1951 N. Washington

Andrew A. Thostenson

Pesticide Program Specialist

 

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