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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 an environmentally sound disposal of old appliances as well as your own safety.

1. information on the disposal of electrical and electronic (waste) equipment and on the meaning of the symbol in Annex 3 to the ElektroG

Owners of WEEE must dispose of it separately from unsorted municipal waste. WEEE may therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and in particular does not belong in household waste. Instead, these old appliances must be collected separately and disposed of, for example, via the local collection and return systems.

Owners of WEEE must also separate used batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the WEEE from the WEEE before handing them in at a collection point.

The latter does not apply if the WEEE is separated from other WEEE in accordance with Article 14(5), sentences 2 and 3 of the ElektroG within the framework of opting out by 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 identify WEEE that is to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its 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 possibilities of returning old appliances.

Owners of WEEE can hand it in at the facilities set up and available by public waste management authorities for the return or collection of WEEE to ensure that it is disposed of properly. 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.

You can view an online list of collection and take-back points by clicking on the following link:

3. note on data protection

Some of the old appliances to be disposed of contain sensitive personal data (e.g. on a PC or smartphone) which 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 Stiftung 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):

DE 74830350