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Alameda County Flare Collection Event

Alameda County Department of Environmental Health received a grant from the Department of Resource Recycling & Recovery (CalRecycle) in partnership with the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission for a one-day pilot collection event to get rid of expired or unwanted marine flares.

The event will be held on Sunday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You’ll need to schedule an appointment to find out the collection location(s). Call (800) 606-6606 or email [email protected].

Box of flares
Are your flares still good? Check the expiration dates.
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On Saturday, November 2, San Mateo County will offer two collection sites, one on the Bay side and one on the ocean side. For information on those, see our post on October 21 at

If those dates or locations don’t work for you, contact the California Department of Toxic Substances Control at (800) 728-6942 or your local Certified Unified Program Agency for assistance.

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