Smoke Detector Disposal is not available at SCARCE. Please see below for locations.
How To Properly Dispose of your Home Smoke Detector
Did you know that the smoke detector in your home has a small amount of radioactive material (AM-241) inside of it? Because of this material, it is dangerous to simply throw your detector into a landfill. Proper disposal of your detector is available:
For First Alert or BRK Send To:
First Alert Disposal 3901 Liberty Street Aurora IL, 60504 (confirm with USPS to see if there is a special label for mailing smoke detectors)
For Other Brands:
Curie Environmental in New Mexico will take any smoke detector back for a small price
Specific instructions on how to send the detector to them at www.curieservices.com
You will need: quantity & microcuries (found on the back of detector)
Pay online (using PayPal)
Print out the shipping label (USPS or UPS)
For questions (505) 888-9392
Each company takes apart the detectors to recycle the plastic and other re-usable materials. The radioactive material is then separated and sent to a landfill that is specially designed to take in radioactive waste.