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Old 09 April 2014, 10:27   #1
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Hampshire and IOW Flare amnesty

Here's an advert for the Hants and IOW flare amnesty, if anyone has some out of date ones to dispose of:

Flare amnesty: Dispose of your out-of-date flares | News | News & Events | RYA
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Old 09 April 2014, 10:48   #2
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Great idea to have an amnesty, however I am a little surprised that they are still looking for a charitable donation? Other times outside of the amnesty, there has been a £2 charge per flare for disposal.

No wonder people are tempted to just set them off !! or just keep them and have a false sense of security
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I hand mine into local nominated Coastguard station.
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Im confused about the charge per flare some people have paid, as far as I know there are places to dispose of these free of charge you just phone up the RNLI, ask where and when and they take them, not sure if that is the procedure everywhere but it is in Poole, you just phone them up and they say come along on x day. Perhaps its changed, I will check.
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Found it.

Disposal of expired pyrotechnics
From 1 April 2010, if you want to hand over time-expired pyrotechnics, like distress flares, for safe disposal you must contact your nearest centre to make an appointment.

In Poole
The nearest designated place to Poole Lifeboat Station where members of the public can take out-of-date pyrotechnics is:

RNLI Security Gatehouse
Corner of West Quay Road and Slip Way
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1HZ

Telephone: 01202 336336
Open: Monday–Sunday; 1000–1130 and 1400–1600

Please note they only accept pyrotechnics from recreational water users and disposal is by appointment only so please phone in advance.

When you phone, please be ready to give details of the type, quantity, age and condition of your time-expired pyrotechnics.
Other locations
If you do not live near Poole, there are a number of Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCC) around the country that will accept expired flares.

Please click here to find your local centre.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is no longer collecting out-of-date flares at Coastguard stations.

Photo credit: Martin Wale, RNLI
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It is an offence to dispose of flares at sea or in the general refuse, or to let flares off in a non-distress situation.
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Found it.

Disposal of expired pyrotechnics
From 1 April 2010, if you want to hand over time-expired pyrotechnics, like distress flares, for safe disposal you must contact your nearest centre to make an appointment.

In Poole
The nearest designated place to Poole Lifeboat Station where members of the public can take out-of-date pyrotechnics is:

RNLI Security Gatehouse
Corner of West Quay Road and Slip Way
Poole
Dorset



BH15 1HZ

Telephone: 01202 336336
Open: Monday–Sunday; 1000–1130 and 1400–1600

Please note they only accept pyrotechnics from recreational water users and disposal is by appointment only so please phone in advance.

When you phone, please be ready to give details of the type, quantity, age and condition of your time-expired pyrotechnics.
Other locations
If you do not live near Poole, there are a number of Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCC) around the country that will accept expired flares.

Please click here to find your local centre.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is no longer collecting out-of-date flares at Coastguard stations.

Photo credit: Martin Wale, RNLI
Legal notice
It is an offence to dispose of flares at sea or in the general refuse, or to let flares off in a non-distress situation.
Exactly the same procedure with the stations here in Scotland. Never had any bother with the arrangement.
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