Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Smoke detectors can be subdivided into two categories: photoelectric and ionizing.
The ionizing kind is radioactive and may pose hazards to human health in large quantities. With that said, if you’re throwing away a single smoke detector it can be done safely with your regular household trash.
Some smoke detectors can also be returned to the manufacturer. Give the company a call or if you still have the old packaging lying around, check it for information about whether the company offers a return service.Got a question for the Your Stories team? We’ll try to answer it. Call 446-9900 or email email@example.com.