Disposal of old devices, batteries and accumulators
The following information is aimed at private households that use electrical and / or electronic equipment. Please observe these important information in the interests of environmentally friendly disposal of old devices and for your own safety.
Environmentally friendly disposal of old devices
1. Notes on the disposal of electrical and electronic (old) devices and the meaning of the symbol in Appendix 3 of the ElektroG
Owners of old devices must collect them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Waste electrical and electronic equipment must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, does not belong in the household waste. Rather, these old devices are to be collected separately and disposed of via the local collection and return systems.
Owners of old devices also have to separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the old device before handing them in at a collection point.
The latter does not apply if the old devices are separated from other old devices in accordance with Section 14 (5) sentences 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 according to Appendix 3 of the ElektroG, owners can identify old devices that have to be recorded separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of their service life. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheelie bin and is designed as follows:
2. Notes on the options for returning old devices
Owners of old devices can hand them in within the scope of the return or collection of old devices set up and available by public waste disposal authorities, so that proper disposal of old devices is ensured. If necessary, it is also possible to hand in electrical and electronic equipment there for the purpose of reusing the equipment. You can obtain more detailed information on this from the respective collection or return point.
The following link gives you the option to view an online directory of the collection and return points: www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen
3. Note on data protection
Some of the old devices to be disposed of contain sensitive personal data (e.g. on a PC or 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.
Notes on the disposal of old batteries and accumulators
The following note is aimed at those who use batteries and rechargeable batteries or products with built-in batteries and rechargeable batteries and no longer resell them in the form supplied to them (end users):
1. Free return of old batteries
Batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return old batteries and accumulators so that proper disposal can be guaranteed. You can hand in old batteries and accumulators at a communal collection point or in a local store. As a distributor of batteries and accumulators, we are also obliged to take back used batteries and accumulators, whereby our take-back obligation is limited to used batteries and accumulators of the type that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries and accumulators. You can therefore either return used batteries and accumulators of the aforementioned type to us with sufficient postage or return them free of charge to our dispatch warehouse at the address given in the legal notice.
2. Meaning of the battery symbols
Batteries and rechargeable batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed out garbage can (see above). This symbol indicates that batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries and accumulators that contain more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury, more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium or more than 0.004 percent by mass of lead, the chemical name of the pollutant used is located under the garbage can symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" stands for lead and "Hg" for mercury.