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Smoke Detector Proper Disposal Locations
for Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon and San Joaquin County

How do I recycle or properly dispose of...
 

Smoke detectors contain small amounts of radioactive material and should be disposed of as hazardous waste.  Some smoke detectors may contain the radioactive isotope called americium-241, a synthetic element related to plutonium production.

RADIOACTIVE SMOKE DETECTORS (Do have the radioactive symbol pictured above)
Disposal
The detector’s manufacturer is required by law to
properly dispose of radioactive material, so please send it back to the manufacturer. The manufacturer’s address should be on the detector itself or included with the instructions/warranty.  If you can't find it, look up the manufacturer on the internet.

NON-RADIOACTIVE SMOKE DETECTORS (Do not have the radioactive symbol pictured above)
Disposal
Smoke detectors that lack the radioactive symbol as pictured above may be disposed of at San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for recycling and proper disposal.

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to drop off Non-Radioactive Smoke Detectors at the HHW Facility for proper disposal. 

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!

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San Joaquin County Department of Public Works
Solid Waste Division

Last updated 05/26/2011

 

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