As we approach the July 4th holiday and boating season, it’s
a good time to get rid of expired flares and fireworks. We recognize it’s
difficult to find a safe and appropriate place to discard these expired items,
so the Bainbridge Island Police Department is doing a collection event July 2
-13 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (except Saturday, Sunday and July 4). Please bring the expired items to the police station at 625 Winslow Way E.
The department will accept:
Marine hand-held flares
Marine hand-launched rocket flares
· Marine pistol-fired flares
fireworks (category 1.4 only)
The department will not collect ammunition. The expired flares and
fireworks are a safety hazard and contain a variety of toxic chemicals that are
harmful to humans, animals and the environment. The collection event is a
partnership with Bainbridge Fireworks and Eagle Harbor Yacht Club.