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Old 05-14-2022, 07:02 AM   #1
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Flare Disposal

I think this is a first time event for the Miami area. Do any other local governments do this?

The Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management is providing residents with a safe, convenient and free disposal option for marine and road flares at the department’s two Home Chemical Collection Center locations, for a limited time. Beginning May 1, Miami-Dade County residents can safely dispose of marine or road flares at Home Chemical Collection Center locations during the month of May during the centers’ normal operating hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flare disposal will continue through the month of May and will conclude on Sunday, May 29. Flare disposal is limited to residential customers only – no commercial disposal is permitted.
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:37 AM   #2
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:40 AM   #3
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Manatee County FL hazardous waste unit accepts flares for disposal all year long, no charge. I brought several expired units to them last month - was surprised t how easy / convenient it was.
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Old 05-14-2022, 11:33 AM   #4
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This is a great idea!
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Old 05-14-2022, 11:57 AM   #5
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Our local fire department accepts them year round. It is a volunteer department so they leave the door unlocked and you just set them inside.
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:45 PM   #6
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Old Dan, there are two locations.
https://www.miamidade.gov/global/ser...64798615648535

They may check to see if you’re a resident of Miami-Dade County.
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Old 05-14-2022, 02:27 PM   #7
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Old Dan, there are two locations.
https://www.miamidade.gov/global/ser...64798615648535

They may check to see if you’re a resident of Miami-Dade County.
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Old 05-14-2022, 04:27 PM   #8
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Our chapter of Amercas Boating Club accepts donated / expired flares to use for demos & hands on training sessions.
You would be surprised how many boaters have never set one off. Most participants really appreciated the opportunity to give it a try in an organized, supervised and approved training session. We do notify local LEO as well as USCG ahead of time with location and start / stop times.
We usually tie it in with hands on fire extinguisher training using expired extinguishers.
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:32 PM   #9
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Parks,

I've shipped you a large unmarked box for disposal.

Thanks a lot, buddy!!!!
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I've shipped you a large unmarked box for disposal.

Thanks a lot, buddy!!!!
Oh great! Now my mailbox will explode!
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But he will be the one that shipped the explosives…
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But he will be the one that shipped the explosives…
He’s smarter than he looks. There will be no return address or fingerprints on the package. My mailbox will end up like a Russian tank trying to cross an open field in Ukraine.
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:24 AM   #13
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The hand held flares are great for starting a bonfire or fire pit fire.
Especially if the wood is a little wet.
Just stay upwind until the flare burns out.
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Good for starting 'back fires' and 'control burns.'
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:13 PM   #15
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For the second time our club is hosting a Flare Demo Day where boaters can bring in their old flares and shoot them off. I organized the last one and am doing this one on June 4.
The USCG has a form that needs to be filled out and I call the local fire dept a day or two ahead to have them send an ambulance to be on standby just in case. I also call our emergency dispatch center to let them know just in case they get calls about rescue flares.

Last time we did that we had about 75 people show up and we fired off about 250 flares of all kinds.
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Old 05-17-2022, 11:04 PM   #16
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Used be popular to fire them in Sydney on NYE during breaks at the fireworks. Do it now and all or any of the Water Police, Maritime NSW,and Marine Rescue would visit. A police fine would visit too.
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For the second time our club is hosting a Flare Demo Day where boaters can bring in their old flares and shoot them off. I organized the last one and am doing this one on June 4.
The USCG has a form that needs to be filled out and I call the local fire dept a day or two ahead to have them send an ambulance to be on standby just in case. I also call our emergency dispatch center to let them know just in case they get calls about rescue flares.

Last time we did that we had about 75 people show up and we fired off about 250 flares of all kinds.
We did the same. Surprised how many Admirals (spouses) had never fired a flare. Good experience for all.
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We did the same. Surprised how many Admirals (spouses) had never fired a flare. Good experience for all.


You can leave out “Admirals (spouses)” and your comment is more accurate.
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The hand held flares, hold them over the side of the boat when you ignite them or you might burn your boat up, compounding your problem.
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:43 AM   #20
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Our District 3 also accepts them, actually tomorrow we are doing the demonstration.
I will be attending as XO
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