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Smoke-alarm recycling

Kamloops Fire Rescue is collecting smoke alarms and carbon-monoxide alarms for recycling.

It is recommended smoke alarms be replaced every 10 years and carbon-monoxide alarms be replaced every seven years.

The public can drop off their old alarms at Fire Station No. 1, 1205 Summit Dr.

Products accepted free of charge include smoke alarms, carbon-monoxide alarms and combination smoke-and-carbon-monoxide alarms.

The program does not, however, accept devices that perform only the detection function and not the alarm function (for example, a smoke and/or carbon-monoxide detector unit connected to a building-wide monitoring or alarm system).

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