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  1. #1
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    Default Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Iím finally going to get rid of all my out of date flares and not replace (use led/mini/plb) I will not let them off on firework night or similar and want to hand them over somewhere that will dispose of them safely. I know that there have been facilities mentioned in old threads but these do seem to come and go. Can anyone tell me where I can take them now, south coast, to dispose of them?

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Last year HM Coastguard ran a service of last resort and would in theory take a limited number of flares from one person on, I think, the last Friday of the month. I went down with a friend because he had flares dating back to the mid nineties acquired with a French yacht last May.

    Last yearís details here, but it gives a contact number to try:

    https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/por...osal-of-flares

    Mark

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomaret View Post
    Last year HM Coastguard ran a service of last resort and would in theory take a limited number of flares from one person on, I think, the last Friday of the month. I went down with a friend because he had flares dating back to the mid nineties acquired with a French yacht last May.

    Last year’s details here, but it gives a contact number to try:

    https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/por...osal-of-flares

    Mark
    I tried this. After three attempts in which they couldn't get their act together over 3 months I let the "firey" ones off in my garden and smokes off on a beach at night. Never touching flares again.

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    I disposed of them at a large police station in London they had a box for explosives. In Lagos Portugal we were firing old flares under supervision of the coastguard, we were told to wear gloves, a parachute rocket flare exploded in man's hand.

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Marine Superstore in Port Solent took mine in without issue.

    And no, i didn't buy any new ones from them.

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot View Post
    Can anyone tell me where I can take them now, south coast, to dispose of them?
    Saturday 27th April, 1100 to 1500 at Itchenor.

    Sunday 28th April, 1030 to 1630 at Chichester Marina.

    But apparently at cost ... £2.00 per flare. I'm taking a bucket-load and then will be done with explosives for good.

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Force 4 Decans have something in the window about an event there. £1.50 per flare for charity. I shall try to remember to look up the date when I go back again, or you could give them a call?

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    MCA offer a disposal service at a small number of locations. You need to call ahead and book an appointment: here’s their contact details.

    HM Coastguard Training Centre Chark Lane
    Lee-on-the-Solent
    PO13 9FL
    Tel: 07721 437953

    Details of other sites are here: https://assets.publishing.service.go...ine_flares.pdf

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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillM View Post
    Force 4 Decans have something in the window about an event there. £1.50 per flare for charity. I shall try to remember to look up the date when I go back again, or you could give them a call?
    Weekend just gone IIRC.
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    Default Re: Current flare disposal advice Solent

    Just been to Chichester harbour event at itchenor where I have successfully disposed of all my time expired flares for a donation. Similar event at Chichester marina tomorrow I understand.

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