New Flare Disposal Requirements Commencing 2023
Published 10:34am on 14 Dec 2022
From 1stJanuary 2023 it will become more cumbersome to dispose of damaged or expired flares.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will no longer accept flares for disposal but instead you should use a registered disposal service.
Fortunately there exists a Green Blue program that maintains register of these services providers. The two nearest disposal services are:-
- LGS Avonmouth BS11 8AP: See https://liftinggearsafety.co.uk/
- Ocean Safety Plymouth PL75ET: See https://www.oceansafety.com/
At these facilities the typical disposal fee will be £2-3 per flare.
The MCA have also conceded that flares may be disposed of at the place they were bought, at local marinas, through local authorities or other waste disposal businesses if there are not any local disposal services, which seems to be the case for NDYC (just my opinion).
For more information see the Government website
Last updated 4:19pm on 15 March 2023