1. Disposal of electrical and electronic equipment
The symbol of the "crossed out garbage can" means that you are legally obliged to collect these devices separately from unsorted municipal waste. Disposal in household waste, such as the residual waste bin or the yellow bin, is prohibited. Avoid incorrect throws through correct disposal in special collection and return points.
2. Removal of batteries and lamps
If the products contain batteries and rechargeable batteries or lamps that can be removed from the old device non-destructively, they must be removed before disposal and disposed of separately as batteries or lamps. The following batteries or accumulators are contained in this electrical device: Battery type [please complete] (eg button cells or AAA +) with the chemical elements [please complete] (eg lithium or manganese).
3. Possibilities of returning old equipment
Owners of old devices can hand them in free of charge within the scope of the return or collection of old devices set up and available by public waste disposal authorities, so that proper disposal of old devices is ensured. In addition, it is also possible to return it to distributors under certain conditions. The following link gives you the option of displaying an online directory of the collection and return points: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.
For distributors: The return must be made free of charge when purchasing a new device of the same type. (1: 1 return) Regardless of this, it is possible to return the old devices to the distributor free of charge. The prerequisite for this is that the external dimensions are not larger than 25 centimeters and the return is limited to three old devices per device type (0: 1 return).
Retail trade: Distributors who have a sales area for electrical and electronic equipment of at least 400 square meters are obliged to take back used electrical equipment. Food retailers who have a total sales area of at least 800 square meters and who also offer electrical and electronic equipment and make them available on the market several times per calendar year or on a permanent basis are also obliged to take them back.
Distance market: Distributors who sell their products using means of distance communication are obliged to take back old devices if the storage and shipping area for electrical and electronic devices is at least 400 m². B2B manufacturers: In the case of B2B devices, the return does not have to be offered free of charge.
We would like to point out to all end users of electrical and electronic equipment that you are responsible for deleting personal data on the waste equipment to be disposed of.
5. WEEE registration number
Registered under the registration number DE39422364 at the foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register, Nordostpark 72, 90411 Nuremberg, as a manufacturer of electrical and / or electronic devices.
6. Collection and recovery rates
According to the WEEE directive, the EU member states are obliged to collect data on waste electrical and electronic equipment and to submit it to the European Commission. Further information can be found on the BMU website.