Information on electrical and electronic (old) devices
The following information is aimed at private households that use electrical and/or electronic devices. Please note these important instructions in the interest of environmentally friendly disposal of old devices and your own safety.
1. Information on the disposal of (old) electrical and electronic devices and the meaning of the symbol in accordance with Appendix 3 to the ElektroG
Owners of old devices must collect them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Old electrical and electronic devices must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and in particular do not belong in household waste. Rather, these old devices must be collected separately and disposed of via local collection and return systems.
Owners of old devices must also separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the old device, as well as lamps that can be removed from the old device without destroying them, before handing them over to a collection point.
The latter does not apply if the old devices are separated from other old devices in accordance with Section 14 Paragraph 4 Sentence 4 or Paragraph 5 Sentence 2 and 3 ElektroG as part of the opting by the public waste disposal authorities for the purpose of preparing them for reuse in order to prepare them for reuse .
Using the symbol in Appendix 3 to the ElektroG, owners can identify old devices that must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of their service life. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment is a crossed-out wheeled bin and is designed as follows:
2. Free return of old devices by distributors
Distributors (any natural or legal person or partnership that offers electrical or electronic equipment or makes it available on the market) are obliged to take back old electrical equipment free of charge to end users as follows:
a) Return/collection when purchasing a new device and delivering it to a private household
When concluding a purchase contract for a new electrical or electronic device, the distributor is obliged to take back, free of charge, an old device of the same type that essentially fulfills the same functions as the new device.
If the location is a private household, the return will be carried out by free collection. For this purpose, when the new device is delivered, an old device of the same type with essentially the same functions can be handed over to the delivering transport company.
If the new device is sold exclusively using means of distance communication ( Section 312c Para. 2 BGB ), the following restrictions apply:
- The free collection of an old device of the same type and function will only take place if it is a device of category 1 (heat exchangers), 2 (screens, monitors, devices with screens with a surface area of more than 100 square centimeters) and/or 4 (large appliances). , where at least one of the external dimensions is more than 50 centimeters).
- If instead it is an old device in categories 3, 5 and/or 6, free collection will not take place and the following letter b) applies instead to the free return.
An overview of the device categories and the devices covered can be found here: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/elektrog_2015/anlage_1.html
b) Return when purchasing a new device and returning it elsewhere/returning small devices
When concluding a purchase contract for a new electrical device that is not delivered to a private household and when selling a new device in categories 3, 5 and/or 6 exclusively using means of distance communication ( Section 312c Paragraph 2 BGB ) with delivery to the private household Households have the option of returning an old device of the same type, which essentially fulfills the same functions as the new device, to the distributor free of charge.
Regardless of the purchase of a new electrical or electronic device, the same option also applies to old devices that are not larger than 25 centimeters in any external dimension. In this case, the end user's ability to return the device to the distributor is limited to 3 old devices per device type.
When selling exclusively using means of distance communication ( Section 312c Para. 2 BGB ), returns are made under the above-mentioned conditions
- of old devices in categories 3, 5 and/or 6
- of old devices that are not larger than 25 centimeters in any external dimension,
through suitable return options within a reasonable distance from the respective end user.
Otherwise, the return will take place at the place of delivery or in the immediate vicinity.
The distributors must have set up suitable return options for this.
3. Information on the options for returning old devices
Owners of old devices can hand them in within the framework of the options set up and available by public waste disposal authorities for returning or collecting old devices to ensure that the old devices are properly disposed of. If necessary, it is also possible to hand over electrical and electronic equipment there for the purpose of reusing the equipment. You can obtain further information from the respective collection or return point.
You can return up to 5 of our products at the same time in retail stores (sales area <400m²) free of charge. The prerequisite for this is that none of the edges are longer than 25cm. Or you can send the old devices back to us by post and we will cover your costs.
4. Note on data protection
Old devices that are to be disposed of sometimes contain sensitive personal data (e.g. on a PC or a smartphone) that must not fall into the hands of third parties.
We expressly point out that end users of old devices are responsible for deleting personal data on the old devices to be disposed of.
5. Note on our WEEE registration number
We are registered with the Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register, Nordostpark 72 in 90411 Nuremberg, as a manufacturer of electrical and/or electronic equipment under the following registration number (WEEE Reg. No. DE): DE 83280708