ELECTRICAL and ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT LAW (ElectroG) –
INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS
The electrical and electronics equipment law – short ElektroG – includes many new issues regarding the handling of electrical and electronic devices. We would like to present you the key information.
1. SEPARATE COLLECTION OF OLD EQUIPMENT
Obsolete electrical and electronics equipment is called electrical and electronics waste (WEEE). Owners of obsolete electrical and electronics equipment are obliged to dispose of it separately from unsorted municipal waste using dedicated collection systems.
2. BATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS
Usually, owners of obsolete electrical and electronics equipment are obliged to separate old batteries and accumulators from the equipment before return, if these are not fully incorporated into the equipment. This is not mandatory if the obsolete equipment is returned at a collection point of a public waste disposal carrier and there handled separately from other obsolete equipment for recycling purposes.
3. RETURN OF OBSOLETE ELECTRICAL and ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT
Owners of obsolete electrical and electronics equipment can return the devices at collection points of the public waste disposal carriers, manufacturers and distributors as defined by the ElektroG. Please find here a list of collection points: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf
4. PRIVACY NOTICE
Obsolete electrical and electronics equipment often contains sensitive private information. This applies in particular to computers and mobile phones. It is the responsibility of every end user to completely delete all data stored in the obsolete equipment before return and disposal.
5. MEANING OF SYMBOL “CROSSED OUT WASTE BIN”
The symbol of a crossed out waste bin tags electrical and electronics equipment that is to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of service life.
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Wheeler is a member of the return system “take-e-back”. For more information, please visit www.take-e-back.de.