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Chemical collection program starts in July

Project Safe Send starts this month — allowing people to safely dispose of their old, unusable or banned pesticides and other chemicals.

Herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides will be accepted and shipped out of state for incineration.

The project is funded through product registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers, according to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

Collections will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at state Department of Transportation facilities. Twelve collection dates have been scheduled in July, with two in southwest North Dakota.

On July 11, chemicals will be collected in Mott a half-mile north of town, on the west side of Highway 8. On July 14, crews will accept chemicals in Belfield, on the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 85 and Interstate 94.

People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should pre-register at least two days prior to delivery. No other pre-registration is required. A maximum of 20,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted.

To pre-register, contact Jeremiah Lien at 800-242-7535 or jjlien@nd.gov.

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