Information on electrical and electronic (old) appliances

The following information is intended for private households that use electrical and/or electronic equipment. Please observe these important instructions in the interest of environmentally friendly disposal of old appliances and your own safety.

1. notes on the disposal of old electrical and electronic equipment and the meaning of the symbol in Appendix 3 to the ElektroG:

Owners of old appliances must ensure that they are collected separately from unsorted municipal waste. Waste electrical and electronic equipment must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, should not be disposed of with household waste. Rather, these old appliances must be collected separately and disposed of via the local collection and return systems.

In addition, owners of waste equipment must separate spent batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the waste equipment from it before they are handed in at a collection point. The latter does not apply if the WEEE under Section 14 (5) sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG is separated from other WEEE by the public waste management authorities for the purpose of preparing it for reuse in order to prepare it for reuse.

The symbol in Annex 3 to the ElektroG enables owners to identify waste equipment that must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled bin and is designed as follows:

2. information on the possibility of returning waste equipment:

(First of all, please inform us about the possibilities you have created for returning old electrical equipment, see above).

Owners of waste equipment from private households can also return the waste equipment to the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or to the collection points set up by manufacturers or distributors within the meaning of the ElektroG. An online directory of collection and return points can be found here:

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 waste equipment must take responsibility for the deletion of personal data on the waste equipment to be disposed of.