Solid waste facilities are not designed to manage radioactive waste and hazardous wastes. The significantly compromised during solid waste collection and processing. It is when the radioactive material is crushed and compromised that exposure becomes concerning.
The second concern is the printed circuit boards. Printed circuit boards routinely fail toxicity tests for heavy metals.Heavy metals in smoke detectors may cause the equipment to be considered
a hazardous waste. Under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), hazardous waste must be properly identified, stored, transported, treated and disposed of, and generators are financially responsible for cleaning up the effects of improper disposal.
Our differentiated value
We provide an environmentally sound disposal approach for smoke detectors that meets all regulatory requirements and reduces generator liability and administrative burden.
We tailor recycling programs around your needs. By working with us, you can benefit from the following:
Five fully-permitted recycling facilities across North America
Two RCRA Part B permitted facilities
TSCA Permitted PCB (PCB Commercial Storer) permitted facility in Phoenix, AZ
ISO14001/OHSAS-18001 certifications in Phoenix, AZ
Solutions for large and small quantities of lamps, ballast and lighting components
Company-owned processing equipment, retort ovens and distillation equipment
Company-owned nationwide transportation and logistics capabilities
Audited and approved 3rd party transportation network
Audited and approved downstream processing vendors
Dedicated account and customer service representatives
Documented packaging guidelines
Customized reporting capabilities
Our solutions for properly disposing of smoke detectors
We can tailor a recycling program depending upon the amount of smoke detectors that you need to properly dispose of.
We make disposing of smoke detectors easy, by offering customizable solutions that are straight-forward and compliant during every step of the process.
Recycling designed to fit your needs: We have developed disposal solutions for large and small quantities of smoke detectors. Whether you need service for one facility or multiple locations across the country, we can offer a combination of mail-back, prepaid recycling containers for small quantities or can arrange for a pick up for larger quantities.
Packaging & transportation: We can provide you with a variety of boxes and containers to store and ship your smoke detectors.
Working safe: Our trained technicians adhere to the latest regulations and practices to ensure strict measures of compliance are followed. We self audit on a regular basis and have established goals of obtaining OSHA VPP or ISO certification.
On-time pick up: When we promise a pick up, we adhere to that promise. Once arrangements are made, you can count on us to be there on time.
Documented compliance: Once received and recycled or disposed of properly, we'll issue a certificate, documenting your smoke detectors were received and managed in accordance with all regulations.
How and why, at a glance
Smoke detectors are one of the most widely used and regulated safety products in the United States. As smoke detectors are replaced, the result is a staggering amount of radioactive waste entering the solid waste stream in America’s landfills