Disposing old marine flares always seems like a challenge. They can’t be thrown away with normal household garbage and they can’t be shot off as a demonstration. Sometimes police or fire departments will take them, but it can be a hassle to arrange this.

Thankfully, several King County transfer stations now accept expired flares. The North Seattle, South Seattle, and Factoria hazardous waste sites will accept up to 10 expired marine flares per person.

For more information, visit www.HazWasteHelp.org or call (206) 296-4692.

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