Safe Disposal of Expired Marine Flares

Boaters across NSW will have one more opportunity this boating season to safely and easily dispose of expired marine flares from 1 April to 18 April at popular boating locations along the NSW coast.
Most flares have a use-by date of three years and must be replaced before the expiry date. More than 16,000 expired marine flares have been collected this season.

Expired flares collection dates at Bayview Boat Ramp:

Sunday 29 November 2020
07:30 – 12:00
Sunday 29 November 2020
12:30 – 17:00
Saturday 16 January 2021
07:30 – 12:00
Saturday 16 January 2021
12:30 – 17:00
Saturday 17 April 2021
12:30 – 17:00

Disposing of expired marine flares
The expired flares collection program is currently running until 18 April 2021. Find out how, when and where to dispose of old flares. Most flares have a use-by date of 3 years and they must be replaced before the expiry date. Flares contain explosive matter which makes safe and legal disposal difficult.

The expired flares collection program provides the boating community with an opportunity to safely dispose of their out of date flares.

The collection program for the 2020-2021 boating season started on 20 November 2020. It runs to 18 April 2021 at 46 locations along the coast from Tweed Heads to Eden.

To find out about collection locations, dates and times, visit https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/lifejackets-equipment/flare-disposal.htm

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