Smoke detectors

Domestic smoke detectors can be disposed of in the general household garbage bin collection.

Smoke detectors used for commercial or industrial purposes or those containing more than than 40 kilobecquerel of Americium-241 or that contain any other radioactive substance must be returned to the supplier for disposal.

For further information on the safe disposal of smoke detectors contact the Radiation Safety Section, Department of Human Services, phone 1300 767 469.