Friday, July 7, 2023

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies, homeowners and members of the general public should bring unusable pesticides to any of the 12 Project Safe Send collections in July.

“Over the past 31 years, thousands of people have brought more than 5.9 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. 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.

To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Aubrey Sondrol at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at 701-425-3016 or

The collections will run from 8 a.m. to noon local time at the North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities in the following cities:

Tuesday, July 11


6739 Hwy 200

Wednesday, July 12


603 1st St NE

Thursday, July 13


10424 Hwy 5

Friday, July 14


1524 Towner Ave

Tuesday, July 18


121 1st St N

Wednesday, July 19


59 Broadway

Thursday, July 20


7775 Hwy 18

Friday, July 21


15482 37th St SE

Tuesday, July 25


400 Hwy 22 S

Wednesday, July 26


425 2nd St SE

Thursday, July 27


1305 Hwy 2 Bypass E

Friday, July 28


337 Old Hwy 83