NDSU Extension Service - Ransom County


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Project Safe Send

Farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners with unusable pesticides can bring them to a Project Safe Send Site.  The closest site for Ransom County residents in 2013 is:

Department of Transportation  -  Casselton, N.D.   - July 25, 2013

Open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (local time)

15482 37 St. SE (Exit 331 on I-94, go north on N.D. 18, take frontage road west about 3/4 mile)
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2013 Project Safe Send Sites

Accepted Pesticides

Do Not bring

Management of Household Wastes - Paint, Used Oil, Antifreeze

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. Over the past 20 years, thousands of people have brought nearly 3 million pounds of these chemicals 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.

For more information on transporting your pesticides safely please view the additional information below.

People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should preregister. No other preregistration is required. A maximum of 20,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted. Pesticide rinse water also will be accepted. The first 100 pounds of rinse water will be taken free of charge; a fee of $1 will be applied for each additional pound.


Accepted Pesticides




Nitrogen Stabilizer


Plant Growth Regulator





Vertebrate Pesticide (mouse baits, prairie dog products, etc)

Water Purifier Bacteriocide

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DO NOT bring to the Collection Site -

Painting products (paints, varnishes, thinners, paint removers, etc.)
Fuels (gasoline, diesel, etc.)
Fertilizers and soil conditioners

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Proper Management of Household Wastes

Paint wastes:

The best thing to do with leftover paint and varnish is to use them up. If you can’t use them, try donating them to a church, daycare center, theater group, recreation department, community service organizations or neighbors. If you must dispose of paint or varnish, contact your local solid waste department to see if a household hazardous waste collection program is available. If you must throw paint or varnish away, dry them out first. Paint and varnish should be dried outside the home to allow vapors and fumes escape. Find a safe ventilated work area away from children, pets or vandals. Or you can mix paint waste with cat litter or Floor-Dry™ until no liquids are left. Once the paint is dry, leave the lid off the can and place in the garbage.

Used Oil:

Used oil should not be poured down interior or outside drains, into a storm sewer, or on the ground.  Some automotive shops will take used oil from households. Contact your local solid waste department to see if there is a used oil collection tank in your community.


Never pour antifreeze into a septic tank, storm sewer or lagoon sewer. If the antifreeze cannot be reused, given away or recycled, it can be discharged into the sanitary sewer with permission from the city wastewater plant.

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