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Project Safe Send

Project Safe Send, unused pesticides

Submitted by Craig Askim, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources  

Farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers, applicators, government agencies and homeowners with unusable pesticides can bring them to the Project Safe Send site listed below.

Project Safe Send is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that helps people safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides free of charge. Since 1992, thousands of people have brought in over 4 million pounds of pesticides to Project Safe Send.

The program accepts old, unusable or banned pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides. For a list of accepted items, click on "Accepted Pesticides" in the left column. The collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration. Project Safe Send is funded through product registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers.

People are urged to check their storage areas for any unusable pesticides and safely set them aside for Project Safe Send. 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. To obtain plastic bags contact Jeremiah Lien at jjlien@nd.gov .

For more information on transporting your pesticides safely please view the additional information below. No pre-registration is required. A maximum of 3,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted.

This year a collection site will be located at the Department of Transportation Building in Beulah (South Side of Town by the Railroad Tracks) on July 15, 2016.  Open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central time!  Free of charge.  No questions asked!

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