It’s that time of year again….time to ‘Fall back’ an hour! On November 5th as you turn back your clocks to save daylight don’t forget to replace and recycle your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.
How can you help protect the environment this fall?
Once you’ve replaced the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, recycle them at one of the many convenient Call2Recycle® drop-off locations near you including many national and local retailers.
- Testing and changing the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors is crucial to household safety. All too often, this important task doesn’t make it onto ‘to-do’ lists as people stay too wrapped up in their busy, daily routines.
- Checking expiry dates for both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors does not take very long, but could be the difference between life and death. It is dangerous to underestimate how important it is to have smoke alarms and detectors that work properly.
- Finally, once the batteries from the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are changed, make sure to properly dispose of the old batteries to keep them out of our landfills. Spent batteries and cellphones, along with other used batteries found in homes, like those from TV remotes, laptops, game consoles and power tools, can be conveniently dropped off at any participating Call2Recycle location that can be found through our newly redesigned website locator.