Fireworks add a burst of color and excitement to celebrations, but they can also be very dangerous. Fireworks contain highly combustible material and there is a risk of burns and uncontrolled explosions. Firework safety doesn't end with the show -- proper disposal is an important part of using fireworks safely. Some local police and fire departments have firework disposal services, but if you're doing it from home, it only takes a few simple steps to dispose of fireworks safely.
Things You'll Need
- Garden hose
- Garbage bags
Proper firework disposal
Do not touch spent, partially-spent or "dud" fireworks for at least 30 minutes after firing to allow time for them to cool down. Do not attempt to relight any of them.
Fill a large bucket with water from a garden hose or outdoor tap.
Submerge all spent, partially-spent and "dud" fireworks in the water and leave them to soak for 24 hours.
Put the soaked fireworks into a regular garbage bag, then put that into another garbage bag to prevent leaks.
Put the bags into your normal garbage bin.