Donate expired flares to your Fire Department, local Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron for use in training classes.
Ignite hand-held signals flares vertically on land in a safe, unpaved area, as highway flares would be ignited.
Retain flares for back-up use to expand signaling time in the event of an emergency.
Flares contain perchlorates, which are toxic to aquatic life; NEVER allow to leach into groundwater, sewer or any body of water.
Flares are flammable; NEVER dispose of flares in household trash.
It is illegal to activate marine flares in a non-emergency situation on or near regulated water.