Information on electrical and electronic devices
Information on electrical and electronic (old) devices
The following information is aimed at private households that use electrical and / or electronic equipment. Please observe these important information in the interest of environmentally friendly disposal of old devices and for your own safety.
1. Notes on the disposal of (old) electrical devices and the meaning of the symbol in Appendix 3 of the ElektroG:
Owners of old devices must collect them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Waste electrical and electronic equipment must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, does not belong in the household waste. Rather, these old devices are to be collected separately and disposed of via the local collection and return systems, for example.
Owners of old devices must also separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the old device before handing them in at a collection point. The latter does not apply if the old devices are separated from other old devices in accordance with Section 14 (5) sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG as part of the opting by the public waste disposal authorities for the purpose of preparing them for reuse in order to prepare them for reuse.
Using the symbol according to Appendix 3 to the ElektroG, owners can identify old devices that, at the end of their service life, must be recorded separately from unsorted municipal waste. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheelie bin and is designed as follows:
2. Notes on the possibility of returning old devices:
Owners of old devices from private households can also hand them in at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the collection points set up by manufacturers or distributors within the meaning of the ElektroG. An online directory of the collection and return points can be found here: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf
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 are responsible for deleting personal data on the old devices to be disposed of.