Ask SSC: Smoke Alarms
There are two types of smoke alarms available on the market—ionization and photoelectric. Both contain plastic, electronic circuit boards and in some cases, batteries. Some ionization smoke alarms contain radioactive materials and cannot be recycled.
Here’s how to properly dispose of each:
Ionization Smoke Alarm
Photoelectric Smoke Alarm
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About Sanitary Service Company (SSC)
Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage collection service provider, serving 45,000 + customers from Bellingham to Blaine and beyond. SSC is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader, 5-Star EnviroStar, bicycle-friendly business and Whatcom Smart Trips employer. For more info visit ssc-inc.com.