Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act

Informationen from Manufacturers for Commercial Users

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a number of requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are listed here.

1. Separate Collection of Old Appliances

Electrical and electronic equipment which has become waste is referred to as WEEE. Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted household waste. They belong in special collection and return systems.

2. Batteries and Rechargeable Batteries as well as Lamps

In general, owners of WEEE must dispose old batteries and rechargeable batteries not enclosed by the appliance as well as lamps which can be removed without any damage separately before returning the old appliance to the WEEE collection point. This does not apply to old appliances which are collected by public waste disposal companies and are prepared for re-use.

3. Options for Returning Old Appliances

To provide opportunities for the return of old appliances, we work together with several qualified recycling companies. If a device manufactured by us becomes WEEE and you would like to return it, please contact:


and fill in the questionnaire.

4. Data Protection Notice

Old appliances often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on old appliances prior to disposal.

5. Meaning of the Crossed-out Wheeled Bin Symbol

The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is commonly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment.

It indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted household waste at the end of its service life.

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