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NOTICE: Marine Flare Disposal

NOTICE: Marine Flare Disposal

Please note that per Federal Explosives Regulations, 2013, individuals seeking to dispose of flares should return them to the retailer where they were purchased. Distributors are required to accept the return of any marine flares sold by them that have expired. The regulation is available via the following link:

Explosives Regulations, 2013:

Flares may not be disposed of with regular garbage and may not be deposited at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility. There have been two fires in as many years which are suspected to have been caused by improper disposal of flares. Improper disposal of marine flares endangers the facility, staff, contractors and the general public. Persons found improperly disposing of marine flares at the facility may be prosecuted.