Fire Equipment Disposal

    Fire Extinguishers

    When a fire extinguisher has reached the end of it’s life span, and can’t be recharged or was used for some reason it needs to be disposed of properly. It should not be put in the trash, but should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection drop-off for recycling.

    Smoke detectors

    The maximum life of any smoke detector is 10 years. It could start acting inappropriately before that time if it does then assume it has reached the end of its usefulness. When you are disposing of these keep in mind some have a very small amount of radioactive material. They should be disposed of properly. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection drop-off will accept them and recycle what they can.

    Carbon Monoxide detectors (CO detectors)

    They have a life span of 5 years. It could start acting inappropriately before that time if it does then assume it has reached the end of its usefulness. When they are outdated they should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection drop-off for recycling.