What Happens To The Leftover Fireworks?

Fireworks stands were a familiar site in the days leading up to the fourth of July festivities, but what happens now that the holiday has passed?

Many fireworks stand operators were already packing up the left over fountains and sparklers preparing everything for storage until next year.

Others however were still trying to make last minute sales before closing up shop for the season. We talked with one shopper who explains why he was buying fourth of July fireworks on the fifth.

Retailers say that sales were strong this year, and they are already looking forward to next year.


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  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Jul 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    Pure shame that residents have to resort to using these poot & pop fireworks bacause someone decided we needed to be protected from ourselves. Dont use that claim about health care costs from people blowing their fingers off. I don't remember any of you paying my medical bills lately. Pure shame, we can't even celebrate our FREEDOM with real fireworks because they are illegal! Pitcha Dat!
  • by What Location: Washington on Jul 6, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    What are u talking about WITN? this is not a story, well it looks like you started it but did not even try to finish it! Is this the best you can do? whatever!
  • by May Location: Washington on Jul 6, 2010 at 08:30 AM
    There is a video to watch for the answers to your questions.
  • by Jeff on Jul 6, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    Ok WITN, this was an amazing story. I would have NEVER guessed they would have packed up the rest of the unsold fireworks till next year. Thanks for letting ENC know this important information.
  • by Lisa Location: Greenville on Jul 6, 2010 at 07:15 AM
    So were is the rest of the story? What was the point of this if you were not going to finish it
  • by DK on Jul 6, 2010 at 04:31 AM
    A question with no answer.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jul 5, 2010 at 08:16 PM
    Who really cares , I get my fireworks from South Carolina. They sell all year round.
  • by Jimmy Location: Jacksonville on Jul 5, 2010 at 07:09 PM
    Ha ha ha ha....fool me once shame on you I clicked on this story expecting to find out what happens to leftover fireworks. Thanks for wasting valuable webspace to tell me that they get freaking packed up? Really?!?!
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