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 jjlien@nd.gov.