Smoke Detectors Return to Material Guide Home Search Recycling MenuRecycling Hub My Services Material Guide Household Items Construction & Demolition Electronics Fabric Food & Packaging Glass & Ceramics Hazardous Items Metal Paper Plastic Vehicle Related Wood Yard Waste Our Containers Plastics Acceptable Not Acceptable Collection Reminders External Links Top 10 Problems Recycle Coach Deposit Return What Becomes What Collection Reminders Extra Resources Smoke Detectors Smoke detectors do not pose any health risks, and as such they can be disposed of in household garbage. View this handout to learn more The HHW facilities accept smoke detectors for recycling. Visit the Make the Drop web site at www.makethedrop.ca to find your closest drop off location. Some manufactures may have a return option - check the package when you buy new. ACCEPTABLE DISPOSAL This item may be disposed at curbside in your regular waste collection program. This item may be disposed at a garbage drop off location such as a landfill or transfer station.