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Expired marine flare disposal

Disposing of Expired Flares

Most flares have a use-by date of three years, and must be replaced before the expiry date. The flares contain explosive matter, leading to difficulties for safe and legal disposal.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) maintain a list of flare disposal locations where you can drop off your expired flares. This provides the boating community with an opportunity to safely dispose of their out of date flares.

AlertIcon Regularly check that your marine flares to make sure they have not expired.



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