SMOKE DETECTORS - Most smoke detectors contain a small amount of radioactive material. When installed in your home or office this material poses little threat but if broken open, it can become a health hazard. This is the reason that smoke detectors must be labeled as having radioactive content and their manufacturers must accept these items for disposal as hazardous waste.
Homeowners can mail smoke alarms and smoke detectors back to their manufacturer by surface or UPS ground mail, marked "For Disposal" or contact the manufacturer by phone for instructions.
- Kidde Residential Division, 1016 Corporate Park Drive, Mebane, NC 27302
- Life Saver/Frynetics, Inc. 1055 Stevenson Ct. Suite 102, W. Roselle, IL 60172
- Code One/Firex/Maple Chase 2820 Thatcher Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
- American Sensors (800.387.4219)
- FirstAlert/BRK Brands (800.323.9005)
- Dicon 3334 Main Street Skokie, IL 60076
- Safety's Sake/Funtech 388 N Elliot Creek Road Amherst, NY 14228
- Other Manufacturers not listed above