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Free Pesticide Collection, Disposal Slated

Free Pesticide Collection, Disposal Slated

Get rid of old, unused pesticide from your farm or ranch safely.

You can dispose of old pesticides safely and at no cost in North Dakota by taking them to collection sites in July.

The collections will be held at North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time) on the following days and at the following sites:

  • 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.

Old pesticide is collected at a Project Safe Send site and will be disposed of safely. There is no charge for pesticide dropped off at collection sites.

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

"This is a good time to look through your barns, sheds, garages and storage areas for unusable pesticides," says Doug Goehring, North Dakota agriculture commissioner. "With 12 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."

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.

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

Source: ND Department of Agriculture

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