Time Expired Pyrotechnics (TEP's)

 

How to arrange disposal of flares

We are often asked by boat owners what they should do with thier out of date flares now that you can no longer just drop them off at your nearest coastguard station.

If you have out-of-date or damaged flares, first contact the place where you originally bought the flares. They may operate a 'take back' scheme. If not, contact your local Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC), who will advise you on how the flares can be disposed of safely. 
 
You'll need to tell the MRCC:
 
# how many flares you have to dispose of
# how old they are
# what condition they are in

The MRCC will then help you make arrangements to take your flares to a licensed disposal site.
 
The MRCC will tell you where your nearest disposal site is and its opening times. You'll have to deliver the flares to the disposal site at an agreed time. It's likely that you may have to travel a long distance, depending on the facilities available in your area. 
 
If you go to one of these sites without an appointment, you will be turned away. The disposal sites can only accept out-of-date or damaged flares from members of the public. If you are a commercial organisation, you'll need to make your own arrangements.
 
If a flare is so damaged that it is in a dangerous condition, the MRCC will arrange for its immediate disposal. This is at their discretion.

For your information the next date for the FORTH AREA is:-

Disposal site: HM Coastguard,  Albany Park, East Sands, St. Andrews, Fife. KY16 8BP.
          

Times: 10:00hrs to 16:00hrs

Dates: Please contact Aberdeen Coastguard MRCC on 01224 592 334 for next dates.

PLEASE NOTE:- 

YOU CANNOT JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY...YOU MUST CONTACT ABERDEEN COASTGUARD PRIOR TO THE DATE AND GIVE THEM YOUR DETAILS AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR OUT OF DATE FLARES, ETC.


Details of other centres around the UK that will receive your out-of-date or damaged flares:-

WARNING: If you go to one of these sites without an appointment, you will be turned away.

The disposal sites can ONLY accept small quatities of out-of-date or damaged flares from members of the public.
If you are a commercial organisation, you'll need to make your own arrangements by contacting Ramora UK Ltd (www.ramorauk.com)
• Shetland MRCC  Tel: 01595 692 976

• Stornoway MRCC  Tel: 01851 702 013
• Belfast MRCC  Tel: 02891 463 933
• Liverpool MRCC  Tel: 0151 931 3341
• Holyhead MRCC  Tel: 01407 762 051
• Milford Haven MRCC  Tel: 01646 690 909
• Falmouth MRCC  Tel: 01326 310 800
• Brixham MRCC  Tel: 01803 882 704
• Poole RNLI HQ  Tel: 01202 336 336
• Solent MRCC  Tel: 02392 552 100
• Dover MRCC  Tel: 01304 218 500
• Thames MRCC  Tel: 01255 675 518
• Humber MRCC  Tel: 01262 672 317
• North Norfolk Sector Base  Tel: 01493 851 338
St Andrews Sector Base  Tel: 01333 450 666
• Inverness Sector Base  Tel: 01224 592 334
• Cruden Bay CG  Tel: 01224 592 334
• Girvan CG  Tel: 01475 729 988






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