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The mobile collection program runs during the peak boating season, between October and April, at sites across the state from Tweed Heads to Eden.
What to do with expired flares
Most flares have a use-by date of 3 years and they must be replaced before the expiry date. Flares contain explosive matter which makes safe and legal disposal difficult.
Flare collection is no longer available at service centres or maritime sites.
Setting off marine flares
Flares signal that you are in trouble and provide an exact location for searching aircraft or vessels.. It is an offence to set off flares except in an emergency.
Expired marine flares collection
Details of the next program will be publicly advertised through a number of channels - such as on this page, NSW Maritime Facebook, local newspapers and radio.