Project Safe Send collections slated at 12 sites

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

"This is a good time to look through your barns, sheds, garages and storage areas for unusable pesticides," said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. "With twelve collection sites across the state, it should be easy for everyone to participate in Project Safe Send and get rid of their unusable pesticides safely and at no charge.”

The collections are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time) at the following dates and sites. All collection sites are at North Dakota Department of Transportation maintenance facilities in or near the selected cities.

Harvey – Tuesday, July 10

Bottineau – Wednesday, July 11

Minot – Thursday, July 12

Tioga – Friday, July 13

Killdeer – Monday, July 16

Hettinger – Tuesday, July 17

Bismarck – Wednesday, July 18

Jamestown – Thursday, July 19

Lisbon – Friday, July 20

Langdon – Tuesday, July 24

Larimore – Wednesday, July 25

Casselton – Thursday, July 26

Persons 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 also will be accepted. The first 100 pounds of rinse water will be taken free of charge with a fee of $1 for each additional pound.

To pre-register or obtain heavy-duty plastic transportation bags, contact Jeremiah Lien at 1-800-242-7535 or jjlien@nd.gov

More information about Project Safe Send, including directions to the collection sites, can be found at www.nd.gov/ndda.

Authorized by the North Dakota Legislature, Project Safe Send is funded through the fees paid by pesticide manufacturers to register their products in North Dakota.

Since 1992, more than 2.9 million pounds of waste pesticides have been collected from nearly 7,750 individuals through Project Safe Send.