Flares Some local fire departments have controlled burns or disposal programs for old or expired flares. Contact your community for more information. The Cleveland Fire Department Fire Training Academy accepts flares for disposal, call (216) 664-6880. Cuyahoga Community College's Fire Training Academy may also provide proper disposal, call (216) 987-5076. The U.S. Coast Guard recommends that you dispose of flares at your local fire department or contact your closest Coast Guard station and ask if they hold flare training/demonstration days for the public. Marine and road flares are not accepted in the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.