Flare disposal program launched in NSW

Flare disposal program launched in NSW

NSW Roads and Maritime has launched a program to help boaters dispose of expired flares, with mobile collections set up along the NSW coastline.

The 2019 Expired Marine Flares Collection Program will be run at various NSW locations and times in January and February during peak boating times of the year.

Most flares have a use-by-date of three years and must be replaced before expiry. Penalties apply for not carrying current flares on a vessel, so it is vital boat owners regularly check and replace flares. This program provides boaters a safe and convenient means to dispose of expired flares responsibly and promotes a culture of safer boating.