The Parksville Bottle Depot is now accepting smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for recycling.
AlarmRecycle, a recycling program for used or expired alarms launched Oct. 1, giving B.C. residents an easy way to dispose of them safely at over 40 locations across the province
Managed by Product Care Association, the program was launched just before national Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15) when local fire departments are reminding British Columbians to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms regularly.
“We are working with local fire departments to communicate the AlarmRecycle program to British Columbians,” said Mark Kurschner, president of Product Care Association in a media release. “Whenever smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are replaced, they can now be dropped off at AlarmRecycle depots free of charge.”
AlarmRecycle is a new non-profit program funded by $1.20 recycling fees on the sale of new smoke and combination smoke and CO alarms and $0.60 on CO alarms in B.C.
To find other locations check www.alarmrecycle.ca or call 1-800-667-4321.