BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Agriculture announced eight dates and locations for Project Safe Send pesticide collections.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring advised North Dakotans to bring unusable pesticides to any of the eight collections, which run throughout July.

“Over the past 28 years, thousands of people have brought more than 5.3 million pounds of chemicals to Project Safe Send,” Goehring said in a news release. “It is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that helps people safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides at no charge.”

Project Safe Send accepts old unusable or banned pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides. The project is funded using product registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers.

“Check your storage areas for any unusable pesticides and safely set them aside for Project Safe Send,” Goehring continued. “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 if needed.”

Pre-registration is required one week in advance only for those with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides. Project Safe Send will accept a maximum of 3,000 pounds of products per participant. Shuttles will not be accepted this year. Pesticide rinse water and empty containers are no longer accepted.

Collections will take place from 8 a.m. to noon local time at the North Dakota Department of Transportation facilities in the following cities:

  • July 14: Ashley, 520 7th St. SW
  • July 15: Bismarck, 218 S. Airport Rd.
  • July 16: Dickinson, 1700 3rd Ave. W. Ste. 101
  • July 17: Tioga, 425 2nd St. SE
  • July 20: Minot, 1305 Hwy. 2 Bypass E.
  • July 21: Devils Lake, 1905 Schwan Ave. NW
  • July 22: Larimore, 1524 Towner Ave.
  • July 23: Valley City, 1524 8th Ave. SW

To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Jeremiah Lien at 701-425-3016 or jjlien@nd.gov.