Electrical and electronic equipment

Information for private households

The 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 compiled here.

  1. Separate collection of waste equipmentElectrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as waste equipment. Owners of waste equipment must dispose of it separately from unsorted municipal waste. Old appliances in particular do not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
  2. Batteries and rechargeable batteries
    Owners of waste equipment shall, as a rule, separate waste batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the waste equipment from the latter before handing them over at a collection point. This shall not apply if the waste equipment is handed over to public waste management authorities and separated from other waste equipment there for the purpose of preparation for reuse.
  3. Options for returning old equipment
    Owners of old appliances from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste management authorities or at the take-back 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: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf.
  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 “crossed-out dustbin” symbol
    The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that the respective device is to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.Manufacturer information in accordance with § 18 Para. 2 ElektroG
    Electrical and electronic equipment
    Information for private households
  6. Manufacturer registration number
    As a manufacturer in the sense of the ElektroG we are registered at the responsible foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register (Benno-Strauß-Str. 1, 90763 Fürth) under the following registration number:

DE66 745 877
ERA NO.51314

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