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Project Safe Send

 


North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the Project Safe Send collections in July. “Over the past 24 years, thousands of people have brought more than four million pounds of these 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. The collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration. Project Safe Send is funded through product registration fees paid by the 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.” No pre-registration is reguired but consumers are encouraged to check the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s website at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/program/prokect-safe-send prior to bringing pesticides to a collection site to ensure their site remains operational. Sites will only be operational until funding is depleted.

A maximum of 3,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted. Pesticide rinse water and empty containers are no longer accepted. To obtain plastic bags or more information contact Jeremiah Lien at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at (800) 242-7535 or jjlien@nd.gov

The collection will run from 9a.m. to 3p.m. local time at the North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities in the following cities:

-Dickinson on July 18th at 1700 3rd Ave W Ste 101

-Williston July 19th at 605 Dakota Parkway W.

-Stanley July 20 at 8250 62nd St NW

There are other locations around the state, but these three are the closest to Williams County.

This information was from the North Dakota State University Crop and Pest Report, article written by Andrew A. Thostenson, Pesticide Program Specialist.

 

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