Information on electrical and electronic equipment
Information on electrical and electronic (waste) equipment
The following information is intended for private households that use electrical and/or electronic equipment. Please follow these important instructions in the interest of environmentally sound disposal of old equipment and your own safety.
1. Notes on the disposal of electrical and electronic (waste) equipment and on the meaning of the symbol in accordance with Annex 3 to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)
Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. WEEE must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, must not be disposed of with household waste. Instead, these old appliances must be collected separately and disposed of, for example, via local collection and return systems.
Owners of old appliances must also separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old appliance from the latter before handing it in at a collection point.
The latter does not apply insofar as the WEEE is separated from other WEEE in accordance with Section 14 (5) sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG within the framework of opting by the public waste management authorities for the purpose of preparing it for reuse.
By means of the symbol according to Annex 3 to the ElektroG, owners can recognize old appliances that are to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of their service life. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled garbage can and is designed as follows:
2. Information on the options for returning old appliances
First of all, please be sure to inform us about the return options for old electrical equipment that you have created (voluntarily, if necessary)
Owners of old appliances can hand them in within the framework of the possibilities for the return or collection of old appliances set up and available by public waste management authorities, so that proper disposal of the old appliances is ensured. If necessary, it is also possible to hand in electrical and electronic equipment there for the purpose of reusing the equipment. For more information, please contact the respective collection or take-back point.
The following link provides an online directory of collection and return points: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen
3. Note on data protection
Some of the old devices to be disposed of contain sensitive personal data (e.g. on a PC or smartphone) that must not fall into the hands of third parties.
We expressly point out that end users of old devices must take responsibility for deleting personal data from the old devices to be disposed of.
4. Note on our WEEE registration number
We are registered with the Foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register, Benno-Strauß-Str. 1, 90763 Fürth, Germany, as a manufacturer of electrical and/or electronic equipment under the following registration number (WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE):