Saturday Recycling Tip: What To Do With Old Smoke Detectors

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Darien Recycling Center Smoke Detectors 10-14-17

Photo from the Darien Recycling Center on Facebook

You can recycle old smoke detectors in this bright yellow collection bin at the Darien Recycling Center.

That’s the number of old smoke alarms sent off for recycling since the collection bin was established in March of this year.

Smoke alarms contain minute amounts of radioactivity and should not be thrown in household trash or put in with single stream recycling.

Look for this bright yellow collection bin in the transfer station building!


This announcement is from the Darien Recycling Center on FacebookLike that page on Facebook and you can get your tips directly, as soon as they come out, and keep informed on other recycling information. Find out more about recycling in Darien here.

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