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 12 Project Safe Send collections in July.
“Over the past 29 years, thousands of people have brought more than 5.5 million pounds of 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. 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.”
People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should pre-register one week prior to delivery. No other pre-registration is required. A maximum of 5,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted. Each participant is limited to one shuttle. Pesticide rinse water and empty containers are no longer accepted.
To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Jerry Sauter at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at 701-328-2980 or email@example.com.
The collections will run from 8 a.m. to noon local time at the North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities in the following cities:
|July 7||Langdon||10424 Hwy 5|
|July 8||Devils Lake||1905 Schwan Ave NW|
|July 9||Larimore||1524 Towner Ave|
|July 13||Bismarck||218 S Airport Rd|
|July 14||Dickinson||1700 3rd Ave W Ste 101|
|July 15||Hettinger||121 1st St N|
|July 16||Ashley||520 7th St SW|
|July 20||Harvey||501 Jackson Ave|
|July 21||Minot||1305 Hwy 2 Bypass E|
|July 22||Tioga||425 2nd St SE|
|July 27||Valley City||1524 8th Ave SW|
|July 28||Wyndmere||7775 Hwy 18|