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How do I throw away my alarms and fire extinguishers?

Oct 27, 2011

NOTE: We recommend contacting your local fire department before disposing of any smoke alarms, heat alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers to verify compliance with any jurisdictional ordinances or requirements.

IMPORTANT: Alarms and fire extinguishers should not be recycled. 

Disposing of an alarm

Typically, alarms may be disposed of in your regular residential trash. Verify with your local municipality regarding disposal ordinances before disposing of an alarm.

Disposing of a fire extinguisher

Fire extinguishers have specific disposal requirements. In many cases, your local fire department will accept old fire extinguishers for disposal. Your local fire department can provide you with the proper disposal method for all of your fire safety products.

For more information about your specific alarm, refer to your user’s manual.

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