RADIOACTIVE SMOKE DETECTOR DISPOSAL

Smoke Detector Recycling Service (Am-241 & Ra-226 Fire Alarm Disposal)

smoke detector disposal

Radioactive smoke detector / alarm disposal services are offered by ADCO Services to generators in the United States. Do you have smoke detectors, fire alarms, or fire pull switches containing radioactive material that you are wondering how to dispose of properly? Are you aware that household smoke alarms are the only consumer product available for purchase today that have worked their way into American’s daily lives? ADCO Services’ radioactive smoke detector disposal program offers an easy solution to your smoke detector disposal needs. When you choose ADCO to recycle your smoke alarms; your smoke alarms will be recycled in an environmentally safe, legal manner, and you will receive documentation after final destruction has been rendered to the smoke detector to keep for your records. This allows you to be able to demonstrate that you disposed of your radioactive smoke detector in the proper manner in accordance with state and federal law.

Smoke detectors contain the radioisotope Americium 241 (AM-241) or Radium 226 (RA-226) which is a radioactive element (also known as a source) inside the smoke detector used to make the smoke detector function. It is said by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that all smoke detectors be replaced every 10 years for full accuracy. The fact there is a radioactive source / foil inside the smoke detector means the smoke detector should never be thrown in the regular trash and should be recycled with a company such as ADCO Services to avoid sending radioactive materials to municipal landfills. When you recycle your smoke detector with ADCO, it will be dismantled by a licensed technician and the radioactive source inside the unit will be extracted and reclaimed in an environmentally friendly manner where it will be recycled and re-used to make new smoke detectors in the future.

radioactive smoke detector

ADCO Services makes it easy for homeowners, household hazardous waste collection facilities, commercial and government type entities, or any property owner for that matter to properly dispose of their radioactive smoke detectors / alarms that contain Americium or Radium by sending them for recycling under ADCO Services’ radioactive smoke / fire alarm disposal service program. Our radioactive smoke detector disposal program also includes self-luminous fire pull switches which typically contain Tritium (H3).


Common Types of Detectors and Parts Disposed of With ADCO Services:

  • Am-241 Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Circuit Boards
  • Electric Smoke Detectors
  • Ionization Smoke Detectors
  • Household Smoke Detectors
  • Photoelectric Smoke Detect
  • Ra-226 Smoke Detectors
  • Tritium Fire Pull Switches
  • If you have any questions regarding our radioactive smoke detector disposal services or if you would like to discuss your needs with a waste removal expert, we invite you to contact us at 877-254-2326 or 708-429-1660 today.