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Published July 07, 2009, 07:41 AM

Project Safe Send collections begin

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's annual collection of unusable pesticides is getting under way.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's annual collection of unusable pesticides is getting under way.

The Agriculture Department's Project Safe Send program is starting in Casselton, then moves on to 14 other cities before wrapping up July 23 in Napoleon.

Project Safe Send is funded by state fees pesticide manufacturers pay. There is no cost for North Dakota residents to dispose of old and unusable pesticides through the program.

Since 1992, more than 2.3 million pounds of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and rodenticides have been collected and shipped out of state to be destroyed.

Full details of this year's program, including a list of sites, can be found at www.agdepartment.com.

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