Pyrotechnic flares are purchased and used by public non-commercial boat owners and have a use by and shelf life date. Once this date is reached the flares need to be disposed of carefully as they still contain an explosive hazard.
The advice below is sourced from Visit Gov.UK - Owning a Boat.
Getting rid of old or damaged flares
It’s an offence to:
You should contact any of the following:
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service do not accept or dispose of flares or other pyrotechnic devices on fire stations.
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