Free Flare Disposal Day

Millidgeville Marine is hosting a Flare Disposal Day with the Kennebecasis Power and Sail Squadron on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

CPS-ECP has announced their partnership with Transport Canada and CIL Orion dealers to undertake a pilot project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares.

Bring in your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge!

Flare Disposal Day

Date: June 5, 2021 (Rain Date: June 12, 2021)
Place: 1022 Millidge Avenue, Saint John, NB
Time: 0900h - 1300h

Have your flares expired?


There are four types of flares:

    •    Type A - Rocket Parachute,
    •    Type B - Multi-Star,
    •    Type C - Hand-Held,
    •    Type D - Smoke Signal.

For further information on the different characteristics of each type, and the quantity required for your vessel, please refer to the Safe Boating Guide at:

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

If your flares have a manufacture date of 2017 or earlier they have expired or will expire this year.

You can't light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage.

Disposing of expired flares has been an ongoing dilemma for boaters across the country. To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP and selected CIL Dealers are hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days. On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.

In accordance with Transport Canada requirements, flares are approved for four years from the date of manufacture. Typically, this means that boaters need to replace their flares every third or fourth boating season. If they have a manufacture date of 2015 or earlier, they have expired or will expire during this boating season, boaters are required to replace's the law!