<< All News Friday, June 25, 2021

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 jdsauter@nd.gov.  

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
<< All News