Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Can we drop off smoke alarms? I read that if the alarm contains less than 1 microcurie, it can be dropped off at an e~waste site for recycling. (See page 5 of the attached document.) Otherwise, we can put it in the trash. Do you accept smoke alarms with less than 1 microcurie of radtion at the e~waste drop offs?

Thanks. Yvonne

Hi Yvonne,
The County HHW program does accept smoke detectors. But, also, you may want to check with the manufacturer of the device to see if they have a take back program in place.
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Smoke Detectors