Ionization smoke detectors contain a small amount of radioactive material called Americium-241. Ionization detectors should be returned to the manufacturer for proper disposal. Photoelectric smoke detectors do not contain any radioactive material and may be disposed of in the trash.
Smoke detectors are not accepted at household hazardous waste or electronic collections. Please look on the back of the smoke detector or refer to the manual for manufacture information or below for contact information for mailing. The US Postal Service offers instructions on USPS Postal Bulletin and also Curie Environmental Services for safely mailing any brand of smoke detector.
SMOKE DETECTOR DROP-OFF for a fee:
Tilley Fire Solutions (Fire Safety Equipment)
140 Commerce Drive
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
(P) 215-345-8066 x810 (Appointment needed prior to dropping off fire equipment and smoke detectors)
(Accepts: Fire extinguishers - $10+tax from 1-10 extinguishers, Smoke detectors - $5+tax per detector)
Fire extinguisher inspection -$13+tax per extinguisher. Purchase replacement for extinguishers and smoke detectors is available.