Electrical and electronic equipment
Information from manufacturers for commercial users
The German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for the handling of electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are summarized here.
1. separate collection of waste equipment
Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as old equipment. Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances do not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
2. Batteries, rechargeable batteries and lamps
As a rule, owners of WEEE must separate used batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the WEEE, as well as lamps that can be removed from the WEEE without damaging it, from the WEEE before handing it over to a collection point. This does not apply if WEEE is prepared for reuse with the participation of a public waste management authority.
3. possibilities for the return of old equipment
In order to create possibilities for the return of old devices, we cooperate with several qualified recycling companies. If a device manufactured by us has become an old device and you would like to return it, please contact:
https://www.take-e-way.de/leistungen/elektrogesetz-weee-elektrog/b2b-altgeraete-ruecknahme-entsorgung/ and fill out the questionnaire.
4. data protection notice
Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology devices such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the old devices to be disposed of.
5. meaning of the symbol “crossed-out dustbin
The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.