2014 Project Safe Send slated for July
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring reminds farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners that Project Safe Send gets underway, Tuesday, July 8.
“Project Safe Send has enabled thousands of people over the past 22 years to safely and legally get rid of more than three million pounds of unusable pesticides at no charge,” Goehring said. “This year, 12 collections dates have been scheduled during July around the state.”
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 pesticide manufacturers.
The collections will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time at the North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities in the following cities:
July 8 Forman South Highway 11
July 9 Edgeley US Highway 281 & ND Highway13
July 10 Steele 3840 25th Ave. SE
July 11 Mott 1/2 mile north of Mott on the west side of ND Highway 8
July 14 Belfield Southeast corner of US Highway 85 and Interstate 94
July 15 Bowbells 506 Centennial Drive
July 16 Garrison 515 Highway 37 SE
July 17 Rugby 617 1st St. NE
July 22 Carrington 6739 Highway 200
July 23 Michigan 519 South St.
July 24 Grafton 333 Commerce St.
July 25 Hillsboro 610 6th St. NW
People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should pre-register at least two days prior to delivery. No other pre-registration is required. A maximum of 20,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted. Pesticide rinse water and empty containers are no longer accepted.
To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Jeremiah Lien at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at (800) 242-7535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.