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Project Safe Send
Farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners with unusable pesticides can bring them to any of the 12 Project Safe Send collections during July 2012.
Over the past 2 decades, thousands of people have brought more than 2 million pounds of these chemicals to Project Safe Send.
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.
Check your 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. 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 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.
For More Information Please Contact Your County Extension Agent or
Jeremiah Lien, North Dakota Department of Agriculture, at 1.800.242.7535 or via e-mail.
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Updated: 15 Jun. 2012
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