Getting rid of pesticides

The Ag Department is hopping with news releases today:

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding North Dakota residents that they can get rid of unusable pesticides free of charge through the upcoming Project Safe Send collections.

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

The annual collections will be July 7-22 at 12 locations across the state.

Goehring urges people to check storage areas for any unusable pesticides.

“Project Safe Send accepts old, unusable or banned pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides,” he 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. 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. To pre-register, obtain plastic bags or for more information, contact Jessica Johnson at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture at (800) 242-7535 or

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:

July 7
New England
11704 61st St. SW – east side of junction of Hwys 21 and 22, just south of New England

July 8
Watford City
11th Ave SW – west side on US Hwy. 85, ¾ mile south of junction of US Hwy. 85 and ND Hwy. 23

July 9
10320 119th Avenue NW – Northeast corner of ND Hwy. 5 and County Hwy. 42 intersection, on west edge of Crosby

July 12
1305 Hwy. 2 Bypass East – from intersection of US Hwy. 83 and 2, go east about 3 miles. DOT is on the east side of Hwy. 2, just north of Gooseneck Implement (John Deere dealership)

July 13
337 Old Highway 83 – just north of Underwood on the west side of 83

July 14
520 7th Street SW – half-mile south of Ashley on Hwy. 3

July 15
6739 Hwy. 200 – half-mile east of junction of ND Hwy. 200 and US Hwy. 281 on the north side of the road

July 16
Valley City
1524 8th Ave. SW – south of I-94 at exit 292

July 19
804 First Ave. – from the intersection of First Ave. and Park St. go east one block, on the south side of the road

July 20
7411 68th Ave. NE – two blocks north of ND Hwy. 17 on east edge of Cando, about one mile east of US Hwy. 281

July 21
1524 Towner Ave. – north side of Larimore, west side of Hwy. 18

July 22
7930 180 R Ave. SE – half-mile west of Wahpeton on south side of Hwy. 13


Project Safe Send is funded through product registration fees paid by pesticide manufacturers.