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Schmidt: 2016 Project Safe Send

June 24, 2016
Yolanda Schmidt - County Agent , Pierce County Tribune

For those who are unaware, Project Safe Send is a program in which people can dispose of pesticides free of charge and with no questions asked. The program accepts old, unusable, and banned pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, and similar products. All pesticides collected through the program are incinerated and disposed of in a safe and legal manner.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has scheduled 10 Project Safe Send sites across North Dakota, and is encouraging anyone with banned or unusable pesticides to schedule a trip to one of the Project Safe Send sites this July. The Project Safe Send program is for everyone farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies, and homeowners. It's a safe, simple, and non-regulatory program to help you safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides free of charge- no questions asked.

The program accepts any pesticides (i.e. herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, and fungicides) that are old, unusable, or banned. Participants can bring their unusable pesticides to a scheduled collection site. A contractor unloads the wastes for participants and collects any paperwork. The whole process usually takes just a few minutes. After the collection, pesticides are carefully packed and shipped out of state for incineration and disposal.

Please check your storage areas for any unusable pesticides and set them aside for Project Safe Send. In the meantime, keep pesticides locked up safely. If you have deteriorating or leaking containers, over pack them in larger containers and add absorbent materials. Free heavy-duty plastic bags are available from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

No pre-registration is required. A maximum of 3,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted.

2016 Project Safe Send Dates and Sites

July 13 Lidgerwood, 25 4th Ave SE

July 14 Medina, 3682 55th Ave SE

July 15 Beulah, 205 Hwy 49 S

July 18 Dickinson, 1700 3rd Ave W Ste 101

July 19 Williston, 605 Dakota Parkway W

July 20 Stanley, 8250 62nd St NW

July 21 Fessenden, 1570 43rd Ave E

July 26 Devils Lake, 1905 Schwan Ave NW

July 27 Cavalier, 9398 138th Ave NE

July 28 Grand Forks, 1951 N Washington

More information on Project Safe Send such as a list of accepted items or information on transporting pesticides safely can be found by visiting: www.nd.gov/ndda/program/project-safe-send.

 
 

 

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