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How to Dispose of Smoke Detectors

    • 1). Remove the batteries from the smoke detector. Take them to your local hazardous waste disposal facility. Some battery stores will take your batteries if you are purchasing new ones.

    • 2). Remove the plastic cover from the smoke detector and place it with your other plastics. Set it out to be recycled on trash day.

    • 3). Take the rest of the smoke detector to the store where you purchased it. If they will not accept it, mail the smoke detector back to the manufacturer so that they can properly dispose of it.

    • 4). Throw your smoke detector in the regular garbage can if the store and manufacturer refuse to accept it. It is not illegal to throw your smoke detector in the trash, it is just better for the environment if you don't.



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