Electrical and electronic equipment – Information from manufacturers for professional users

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

1. Separate collection of old equipment
Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as old equipment. Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Old appliances in particular do not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.

2. Batteries and accumulators as well as lamps
Owners of waste equipment shall, as a rule, separate waste batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the waste equipment as well as lamps that can be removed from the waste equipment without being destroyed before handing them over to a collection point. This does not apply if waste equipment is prepared for reuse with the participation of a public waste management authority.

3. Possibilities of returning old equipment
In order to create possibilities of returning old equipment, we cooperate with several qualified recycling companies. If a device manufactured by us has become old and you wish to return it, please contact:
https://www.take-e-way.de/leistungen/elektrogesetz-weee-elektrog/b2b-altgeraete-ruecknahme-entsorgung/ and fill out the questionnaire.

4. Data protection notice
Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology devices such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on old devices that will be disposed.

Meaning of the symbol “crossed-out dustbin”
The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.