Flare Disposal

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Will the Fire Department take old flares?

No. Disposal of flares and other potentially hazardous waste in Punta Gorda and Charlotte County shall be conducted in accordance with state law and local ordinance. The Fire Department is not permitted to collect signal flares for disposal.

What do I do with my expired boat flares?

Approved disposal sites:

Zemel Road Landfill in South Punta Gorda off US 41 South. 29751 Zemel Rd. Monday thru Friday 7am till 5pm, Saturday 7am till 1pm # 941-639-2627 Google map


Mid County Mini Transfer & Recycling Center in Port Charlotte 19675 Kenilworth Blvd. Monday thru Saturday 9am till 4pm # 941-764-4380 or # 941-697-4000 ext. 4380 Google map