- Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The state Agriculture Department has scheduled this year’s round of Project Safe Send chemical collections around North Dakota.

The program gives farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners a way to dispose of unusable herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides free of charge. It is funded by fees that pesticide manufacturers pay to register their products in North Dakota. Collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration.

“Over the past 22 years, thousands of people have brought more than 3 million pounds of these chemicals to Project Safe Send,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “It is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that helps people safely and legally get rid of unusable pesticides at no charge.”

This year’s collections begin July 8 in Forman and end July 25 in Hillsboro. In between there will be collections in Edgeley, Steele, Mott, Belfield, Bowbells, Garrison, Rugby, Carrington, Michigan and Grafton. Details can be found at www.nd.gov/ndda/ .

People with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides are asked to pre-register at least two days in advance. A maximum of 20,000 pounds of pesticides per participant will be accepted

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