Smoke alarms detect smoke and issue a visible or audible signal to householders to warn of the presence of smoke. Smoke alarms are powered by a battery and/or hardwired to a building’s electrical system. Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms detect dangerous levels of CO and issue a visible or audible signal to occupants to warn of the presence of CO.
In collaboration with the major brand owners of these products, the B.C. Product Care Association has developed AlarmRecycle
, a program for safe disposal of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The program includes a province-wide collection system where consumers can drop off used smoke and CO alarms for recycling and proper disposal.
The program launched on October 1, 2011 to coincide with Fire Prevention Week.
accepts used or expired smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, and combination smoke & CO alarms for recycling. To find your nearest drop-off location, visit Collection Site Locator
or call toll-free 1-888-772-9772.