Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act

Information for Private Households

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act contains numerous requirements for the handling of electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are compiled here.

1. Separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as WEEE. Owners of WEEE have to dispose of it separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, WEEE does not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.

2. Batteries and rechargeable batteries

As a rule, owners of WEEE must separate waste batteries and rechargeable batteries that are not integrated in the WEEE from the device before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if the WEEE is handed over to public waste management organisations to be separated from other WEEE for the purpose of preparation for re-use.

3. Options for returning WEEE

Owners of WEEE from private households can hand it in at collection points of public waste management organisations or at the disposal points set up by manufacturers or distributors as defined by the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act. You can find an online directory of collection and disposal points in Germany here:

4. Data protection notice

WEEE often contains sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunication technology devices such as computers and smartphones. Please note in your own interest that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the devices to be disposed of.

5. Meaning of the 'crossed-out dustbin' symbol

The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin, which is regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment,

indicates that the respective equipment has to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.

6. Manufacturer registration number

As manufacturer in the sense of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, MONACOR INTERNATIONAL GmbH & Co. KG is registered with the responsible foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register (Nordostpark 72, 90411 Nürnberg) under the following registration number: DE25104718 

7. Information requirements according to article 18 (2), third sentence of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (annual status of nationwide compliance with quantitative targets according to article 10 (3) and article 22 (1) of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act): 


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