Return of electronic waste

Electrical and electronic equipment –
Information from manufacturers for commercial 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 summarized here.

1. Separate collection of old appliances

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

2. Batteries, rechargeable batteries and lamps

Owners of waste appliances must separate waste batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the waste appliance, as well as lamps that can be removed from the waste appliance without destroying them, from the waste appliance as a rule before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if old appliances are prepared for reuse with the participation of a public waste management authority.

3. Options for returning waste appliances

We work together with several qualified recycling companies to create opportunities for the return of old appliances. If an appliance manufactured by us has become an old appliance and you would like to return it, please contact: Take-E-Way and complete 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 the old devices to be disposed of.

5. Meaning of the "crossed-out wheeled garbage can " symbol

The symbol of a crossed-out wheeled garbage can regularly shown 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.