October 26, 2011

Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Recycling

Kamloops, B.C. - Effective November 1, 2011, Kamloops Fire Rescue will be helping the environment by accepting smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms for recycling.

It is recommended to replace your smoke alarm every 10 years and your carbon monoxide alarm every 7 years. The public can drop off their old alarms at:

Products accepted free of charge at drop-off locations:

Excluded Products
The program does not accept devices that perform only the detection function and not the alarm function, e.g. a smoke and/or CO detector unit connected to a building-wide monitoring or alarm system. These types of units are typically installed in commercial buildings and are outside the scope of this program. These types of units are defined by the CAN/ULC-S529 standard.

For more information or recycle locations outside of Kamloops go to: http://www.productcare.org/Smoke-Alarms

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Media Contacts:
Sheldon Guertin, Captain
Life Safety Educator
Kamloops Fire Rescue
250-571-2965
sguertin@kamloops.ca