GOEHRING ANNOUNCES SITES, DATES FOR 2011 PROJECT SAFE SEND

BISMARCK – Project Safe Send, North Dakota's annual collection of unusable pesticides, will be conducted at 12 locations in July.

“Project Safe Send helps farmers, ranchers, homeowners and businesses get rid of unusable pesticides safely, legally and free of charge,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that has been used by thousands of people to dispose of more than 2 million pounds of chemicals.”

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.

Goehring said people should check their storage areas for any unusable pesticides and safely set them aside for Project Safe Send.

“If the containers are deteriorating or leaking, pack them in larger containers with absorbent materials,” Goehring said. “Free, heavy-duty plastic bags are available from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.”

People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should pre-register. No other pre-registration is required. A maximum of 20,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted. Pesticide rinse water will also be accepted. The first 100 pounds of rinse water will be taken free of charge; a fee of $1 per pound will be applied for each additional pound.

To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Jessica Johnson at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at (800) 242-7535 or jnjohnson@nd.gov.

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:

Thursday, July 7

Stanley

8250 62nd St. NW – From the junction of US Highway 2 and ND Highway 8, north on ND 8 to Sixth Ave. SE, west approximately ¼ mile; shop is on north side of Sixth Ave. SE

Friday, July 8

Williston

605 Dakota Parkway W – On bypass US Highway 2 and US Highway 85 (across from the Kum & Go gas station)

Monday, July 11

Dickinson

1700 Third Ave. W Ste. 101 – On east side of ND Highway 22, one-half mile north of the junction of I-94 and ND Hwy 22

Tuesday, July 12

Center

3738 Highway 25 – First building on the east edge of Center on the south side of Highway 25

Wednesday, July 13

Medina

3682 55th Ave. SE – East side of road just north of the Medina exit on I-94

Thursday, July 14

Fessenden

1570 43rd Ave. E – South end of Fessenden on east side of US Highway 52, next to the fairgrounds

Friday, July 15

Towner

401 Airport Road – North on Main Street (ND14) to railroad viaduct, then one-quarter mile north to first gravel road – east side

Monday. July 18

Devils Lake

1905 Schwan Ave. NW – 2½ miles west of Devils Lake Industrial Park, south side of US Highway 2

Tuesday, July 19

Cavalier

9398 138th Ave. NE – 3 miles west of Cavalier, south side of ND Highway 5

Wednesday, July 20

Grand Forks

1951 N Washington St. – From I-29 take Gateway exit, go east to Highway 81 (Washington St), go north 1 mile

Thursday, July 21

Casselton

15482 37th St. SE- take I-94 Exit 331, go north on ND 18, take frontage road west about ¾ mile

Friday, July 22

Lidgerwood

25 Fourth Ave. SE – On the south side of Lidgerwood on Highway 11