Notes on electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

The following notice is intended for private end users who use electrical and/or electronic equipment.

1. notes on the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and on the meaning of the symbol according to the annex.

In connection with the sale of batteries or the delivery of devices containing batteries, we are obliged to inform you of the following:
You are legally obligated to return used batteries as an end user and must take them to a collection point separate from unsorted municipal waste. After use, you can return batteries to us or to the designated collection points (e.g. municipal collection points or retailers) free of charge. You can also return the batteries to us by mail. Please make sure that the postage is sufficient.
If you have old devices with old batteries or old accumulators that are not enclosed by the old device, you must separate them from the device before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if the waste equipment is separated from other waste equipment by the public waste management authorities for the purpose of preparing it for reuse.
Batteries containing harmful substances are marked with a symbol consisting of a crossed-out dustbin and the chemical symbol (Cd, Hg or Pb) of the heavy metal that is decisive for the classification as containing harmful substances.
The symbol below - crossed-out trash can - helps you identify old equipment that must be disposed of separately from unsorted municipal waste:



2. information on the possibility of returning old equipment:

If you have old equipment, you can hand it in at the facilities set up and available by public waste management authorities for the return or collection of old equipment for the purpose of proper disposal of the old equipment.
If necessary, it is also possible to hand in electrical and electronic equipment there for the purpose of reusing the equipment. For more information, please contact the respective collection or take-back point.
Below you will find the possibility to view an online directory of collection and take-back points: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen

In addition, as a manufacturer of electrical and electronic equipment, we provide the following option(s) for the return of old equipment for their users:

Note: According to § 17 ElektroG n.F., our company is not subject to the take-back obligation.
According to § 17 ElektroG n.F. (new version), manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment as well as distributors of these goods with a sales area of at least 400 m² are obliged to take back WEEE from private households. A distributor is anyone who offers such equipment or makes it available on the market, typically a retailer, regardless of the distribution channel chosen.

400 m² sales or storage and shipping area
The law imposes the take-back obligation only on distributors who have a sales area for electrical and electronic equipment of at least 400 m². For distance selling, the storage and shipping area is decisive. In both cases, the floor space is relevant, not the shelf space. If there are several sales or storage and shipping locations, these are not added together. If a retailer operates several locations, each with a floor area of less than 400 m², he is not obliged to take back the goods.


3. note on data protection

Some of the old devices to be disposed of may 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 must take responsibility for deleting personal data on the old devices to be disposed of.