Information requirements according to §18 or §19a ElektroG
1. Disposal of electrical and electronic equipment
The symbol of the "crossed-out dustbin" means that you are legally obliged to dispose of this equipment separately from unsorted municipal waste. Disposal via household waste, such as the residual waste garbage can or the yellow garbage can, is prohibited. Avoid misdirected waste by disposing of it correctly at special collection and return points.
2. Removal of batteries and lamps
If the products contain batteries and accumulators or lamps that can be removed from the old device without destroying it, these 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 add] (e.g. button cells or AAA+) with the chemical elements [please add] (e.g. lithium or manganese).
3. Possibilities of the return of old devices
Owners of old equipment can return it free of charge within the scope of the possibilities for the return or collection of old equipment set up and available by public waste management authorities, so that proper disposal of the old equipment is ensured. In addition, the return is also possible with distributors under certain conditions. The following link provides an online directory of collection and take-back points: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.
For distributors: The return has to be free of charge with the purchase of a similar new device. (1:1 take-back) Independent of this, there is the possibility to return the old equipment to the distributor free of charge. The prerequisite for this is that the external dimensions do not exceed 25 centimeters and the return is limited to three old devices per type of device (0:1 take-back).
Retail: Distributors with a sales area for electrical and electronic equipment of at least 400 square meters are obligated to take back WEEE. Also obliged to take back are food retailers who have a total sales area of at least 800 square meters and who also offer and make available on the market electrical and electronic equipment several times a calendar year or on a permanent basis.
Distance selling market: distributors who sell their products using distance communication means are obliged to take back WEEE if the storage and shipping areas for electrical and electronic equipment are at least 400 square meters.
B2B manufacturers: In the case of B2B equipment, take-back does not have to be offered free of charge.
4. Data protection
We would like to point out to all end users of WEEE that you are responsible for deleting personal data on the waste equipment to be disposed of.
5. WEEE registration number
Under the registration number DE78068885 we are registered with the stiftung elektro-altgeräte register, Nordostpark 72, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany, as a producer of electrical and/or electronic equipment.
6. Collection and recovery rates
According to the WEEE Directive, EU member states are obliged to collect data on waste electrical and electronic equipment and to transmit this data to the European Commission. You can find more information on this on the BMUV website.