[RndTbl] fire alarms

Kevin McGregor kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 15:45:25 CST 2014

According to the greenmanitoba.ca site,

> Up to 10 residential smoke detectors can be put out for regular garbage
> collection. More than 10 residential or any commercial smoke detectors
> require special arrangements and approval for disposal at the City's
> landfill because of the radioactive material in them, so contact 311.

They do have radioactive material in them, but not much.

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:

> OK, completely 100% off-topic, not even remotely unix related.  But
> where else can I get the ear of a bunch of Winnipeggers?
> Where the @#%^@ do I recycle fire alarms?  E-waste won't take it
> because it contains hazardous material.  Nothing on the City of
> Winnipeg site mentions fire alarms, even in their search function.
> Google doesn't know.  The normal liquid-hazardous-waste place doesn't
> list them as acceptable.
> So what does one do with these things that contain radioactive
> material?  Next step: garbage, as I'm sure 99.9% of Winnipeggers do.
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