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Marine Flare Collection Event
Date/Time: Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Marine Flare Collection Event
Oakland, CA 94606
(800) 606-6606

Bring your unwanted marine flares to this one-day collection event on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event is only for recreational boaters who berth a boat or live in Alameda County. Items from commercial craft, businesses or organizations will not be accepted. Fill out the form below to make an appointment and then you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the event's address.

The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program is conducting this event in partnership with the California State Parks and the California Coastal Commission California Boating Clean and Green Program, and the California Product Stewardship Council

Make an Appointment

Event Instructions

  • Transport flares safely. Keep in original packaging or protect from movement. Assure any ignition device is covered or taped in place.
  • Stay in your vehicle. It is state law. Please place items in an unlocked trunk or back cargo space.
  • Bring proof of residence or marina membership to the event. If you don't have proof of a marina membership, and your driver’s license doesn't have an Alameda County address, please show proof of residency by bringing a recent utility bill or a copy of a rental or ownership agreement. 
  • 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.

Prohibited 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 will not be accepted.

Call 800-606-6606 for more information


Marine Flair Collection Event Calendar

The form shows time slots available for drop-off; select a suitable time, then submit your information, and we will send you an email confirmation with more details.