September 2014 - Code Compliance

How do you dispose of used ionization smoke alarms?

September 1, 2014

An international study by radiation safety experts determined that domestic smokeĀ alarms would not pose a health or safety threat to the public, or to waste disposal workers, if they were thrown out with regular garbage.

There is therefore no need for any special care in the disposal of used smoke alarms. They can be safely included with other household waste for disposal.