About Recycling

Information about electrical and electronic equipment

The following notes are intended for private households that use electrical and / or electronic devices. Please note these important instructions in the interest of environmentally friendly disposal of old equipment and your own safety. As a German business we refer to the German implementation of the EU Directive 2012/19/EU for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) referenced as ElektroG in the following.

1. Notes on the disposal of electrical and electronic devices and the meaning of the symbol according to Annex 3 of the ElektroG

Old electrical and electronic appliances must not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. Rather, these old devices should be collected separately and disposed of via the local collection and return systems.

Owners of old appliances also have to dispose of used batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old appliance before they are delivered to a collection point.

The latter does not apply insofar as the old appliances are separated from other old appliances in accordance with § 14 (5) sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG as part of the opt-in by the public waste disposal carriers for the purpose of preparing for reuse.

Owners can identify old devices that are to be collected at the end of their service life using the symbol in accordance with Annex 3 to the ElektroG. The symbol for separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled bin and is designed as follows:

2. Notes on the possibilities of returning old devices

Owners of old appliances can hand them in as part of the possibilities of returning or collecting old equipment set up and made available by public waste disposal companies, in order to ensure the proper disposal of old equipment. In some cases collection means for reeuse are provided by these collection facilities. Further information can be obtained from the respective collection or return point.

You can consult the list of collection points in Germany using the following service: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen

3. Notes on data privacy

Old devices (such as a PC or a smartphone) may contain sensitive personal data. We expressly point out that users of old equipment must take responsibility for the deletion of personal data on the waste equipment to be disposed of.

4. Note about our WEEE registration number

We are registered as a manufacturer of electrical and / or electronic equipment at the Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register, Benno-Strauß-Str. 1, 90763 Fürth under the following registration number

WEEE Reg. No.: DE 12889260

Notes on battery disposal

As a distributor of batteries and/or of devices containing batteries, we are obliged to inform you of the following:

You are legally obliged to return used batteries as end users. You can return used batteries free of charge to our shipping warehouse (Am Bahndamm 3, 78234 Engen). This is however limited to battery types we are currently selling of have sold in the past.

The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meaning:

The symbol of the crossed-out wheelie bin (see above) means that the battery must not be disposed of with household waste.
Pb = battery contains more than 0.004 mass percent lead
Cd = battery contains more than 0.002% by mass of cadmium
Hg = battery contains more than 0.0005% by mass of mercury.