[ RadSafe ] Disposal/Recycle Options for Smoke Detectors

Clayton J Bradt CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Fri Sep 23 12:33:02 CDT 2011

Wouldn't it be great if all of these device registration sheets were
available on line so anyone could look them up?

Clayton J. Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health
Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509


From: "Stroud, Ed" <Ed.Stroud at dphe.state.co.us>
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Disposal/Recycle Options for Smoke Detectors

Hello Shane,
I looked up the device sheets for the smoke detectors you mentioned. The
Pyrotronics DU-3 is exempt (SSD # NR-829-D-802-E). So, in Colorado and most
states, you could dispose of it in ordinary trash just like any smoke
detector you could buy at Wal-Mart. I haven't been able to find a device
sheet for the Ademco - it must be very old. Perhaps someone else on Radsafe
has come across one.

Ed Stroud, Compliance Lead
Radioactive Materials Unit
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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