June 30, 2008

Project Safe Send is Set to Kick Off

The North Dakota Agriculture Department is getting ready for its annual Project Safe Send program.

North Dakota residents can bring old and unusable pesticides to 16 sites around the state in July, and dispose of them for free.

The program is to start July 8 in West Fargo and wrap up in Cando on July 24.

Project Safe Send has disposed of more than 2 million pounds of pesticides such as DDT, arsenic and mercury since 1992, according to Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson. The chemicals are shipped out of state to be destroyed.

The program is funded by fees pesticide manufacturers pay to register their products in North Dakota.

- Associated Press

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