Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
Hi,

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

ANSWER:
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