Ionization smoke detectors use a small amount of radioactive material, americium-241, to detect smoke. Intact smoke detectors must be shipped intact to facilities specifically licensed to recycle smoke detectors.
Exit Sign and Smoke Detector Recycling
Step 1: Order a kit for recycling Contact us at 855-EARTH55 to tell us how many tritium signs you need to recycle. We will provide a quote for the kit and a form to complete Step 2: Complete the tritium exit sign form. Provide the information on the label of each tritium exit sign. We […]
The bright red exit signs that direct people to exits in commercial buildings are manufactured with a radioactive gas that allows them to glow in the dark, even if the power goes out. This radioactive gas called tritium needs to be properly disposed of because it can cause serious contamination. All tritium exit signs are […]
Self-powered radioactive exit signs and smoke detectors contain mildly radioactive material. In both cases, radioactivity can escape from devices that are disposed of improperly.