[RndTbl] fire alarms

Robert Dyck rbdyck2 at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 17 15:51:34 CST 2014

I made some calls. None of them know how to deal with this. I called
Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, who referred me to Electronic
Products Recycling Association. They don't have a clue. The City of
Winnipeg website has a referral to Miller Environmental Corporation for
hazardous waste. They Won't take it either. But when I phoned them, the
woman looked up the regulations. Up to 10 residential smoke detectors
can go in regular garbage. There is absolutely no way to recycle, but
you can throw them out.

Rob Dyck

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:roundtable-bounces at muug.mb.ca] On Behalf Of Trevor Cordes
> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:32 PM
> To: MUUG Roundtable
> Subject: [RndTbl] fire alarms
> 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% 
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