Reminder: Project Safe Send collections begin this week

Created: 7/05/11 (Tue) | Topic: Events

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring urges North Dakota residents to check their storage areas for any unusable pesticides and then bring them to one of the upcoming Project Safe Send collections.

“Project Safe Send is for farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners – anyone who has unusable pesticides,” Goehring said. “Project Safe Send is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program to help you safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides free of charge.”

The annual collections begin Thursday in Stanley and will be held at eleven other locations across the state during July.

“Old, unusable or banned pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides, are eligible,” Goehring said. “The collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration.”

Pesticides in deteriorating or leaking containers should be packed in larger containers with absorbent materials.

People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should pre-register. No other pre-registration is required. To pre-register contact Jessica Johnson at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at (800) 242-7535 or 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; a fee will be applied for each additional pound.

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.

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