How do I dispose of old smoke alarms?

Although scrap fire detection and alarm system components may be disposed of in the normal municipal waste stream, recycling is the preferred option for disposal of all fire alarm components. Check your detector for the address of the manufacturer and return it there. Locate a recycling facility for electronics in your area, visit the website of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Electronics Recycling Industry website.

Federal Regulations

Federal regulations do not address the disposal of smoke detectors (PDF), heat detectors, flame detectors and/or other types of fire detection systems and/or components.

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