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Getting rid of Pesticides Project Send Safe May 26th 2017

County Agent Update

Danielle Steinhoff

 

Getting rid of Pesticides

 

School is out and summer is among us, which means it is time for Project Safe Send. This program is put on by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Project Safe Send helps North Dakotans dispose of unusable pesticides. The location nearest to us, is in Tioga at the North Dakota Department of Transportation Facilities, 425 2nd St SE. The time is from 8a.m. to NOON on Tuesday, July 18th.

 This program is safe, simple and free. More than 9,500 people have brought in over 4.3 million pounds of pesticides since the program’s start in 1992. The program accepts any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides) that are old, unusable or banned. This program is offered to farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies, homeowners and the general public. The collected pesticides are carefully packed and shipped out of state for incineration. Project Safe Send is funded through the fees paid by pesticide manufacturers to register their products in North Dakota. Agriculture Commissioner, Doug Goehring states “Project Safe Send provides a valuable service to agriculture producers, agribusiness and the public in disposing outdated or unusable pesticides”. When waiting for the program to come to Williams County, please check all storage areas for any unusable pesticides, and set them aside.  If the containers are deteriorating or leaking, pack them in larger containers and add absorbent materials. Free heavy-duty plastic bags are available from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. There is no need to preregister if you are bringing under 1,000 pounds, if you are please call to preregister. To preregister if bringing more than 1,000 pounds or you would like the free heavy duty bags call 800-242-7535 or 701-328-2231. Please note: Fertilizers, surfactants, adjuvants, pesticide rinsate, empty containers or containers of paint or oil are NOT accepted at the collection sites. For more information or to check for update please go to www.nd.gov/ndda.

 

 

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