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Alameda County Marine Flare Collection Event

When: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Location will be shared in the appointment confirmation email

The Alameda County HHW Program is hosting a one-day collection event of signal devices (flares) on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 9 am to 1 pm. The event is only for recreational boaters who berth a boat or live in Alameda County. Fill out the form below to make an appointment and then you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the event's address.

Since marine signal devices are explosives they are difficult to dispose of. The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program is conducting this event with funding from the California Department of Recycling and Resource Recovery and in partnership with the California State Parks and the California Coastal Commission California Boating Clean and Green Program

Event Instructions

  • Transport flares safely. Keep in original packaging or protect from movement. Assure any ignition device is covered or taped in place.
  • Bring proof of residence or marina membership to the event.
  • Face masks are mandatory. The driver and all passengers must wear a mask during drop-off.
  • Stay in your vehicle. It is state law and part of our COVID-19 protection plan. Items must be in an unlocked trunk or back cargo space.
  • Call 800-606-6606 for more information.

Acceptable Items:

  • Hand-held flares.
  • Aerial flares.
  • Smoke signals.
  • For military type, damaged, decayed, very old or very large items call 800-606-6606, or e-mail for options.

Non-Acceptable Items:

  • Other hazardous waste such as paint, batteries and oil. For details about other hazardous waste call 800-606-6606 or click here.
  • Items from commercial craft, businesses or organizations.

Call 800-606-6606 for more information