Information obligation according to Battery Law (BattG)
The disposal of batteries and rechargeable batteries in the household waste is expressly prohibited. The batteries or rechargeable batteries must either be delivered to a municipal collection point or to a retail point of sale - free of charge.
Alternatively, batteries can also be returned to us by mail.
Batteries containing pollutants are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out wheelie bin. Under the rubbish bin symbol is the chemical name of the pollutant - e.g. "Cd" for cadmium. "Pb" stands for lead, "Hg" for mercury. You will also find these instructions in the accompanying documents of the consignment or in the manufacturer's operating instructions.
Information on electrical and electronic (old) devices
The following information is aimed at private households that use electrical and / or electronic equipment. Please note these important information in the interest of environmentally friendly disposal of old devices and your own safety.
1. Notes on the disposal of electrical (old) devices and the meaning of the symbol according to Appendix 3 to the ElektroG:
Owners of old devices must have them collected separately from unsorted municipal waste. Waste electrical and electronic equipment must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and in particular do not belong in the household waste. Rather, these old devices should be collected separately and disposed of, for example, via the local collection and return systems.
Owners of old devices must also separate old batteries and accumulators, which are not enclosed by the old device, from them at a collection point before handing them over. The latter does not apply insofar as the old devices are separated from other old devices in accordance with section 14 subsection 5 sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG as part of the opting by the public waste disposal authorities for the purpose of preparation for reuse in order to prepare them for reuse.
Owing to the symbol according to Appendix 3 to the ElektroG, owners can recognize old devices that are 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 devices represents a crossed-out wheelie bin and is structured as follows:
2. Notes on the possibility of returning old devices:
Owners of old devices from private households can also hand in the old devices at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors in accordance with the ElektroG. You can find an online directory of the collection and return points here: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf
3. Data protection notice
On old devices to be disposed of there is sometimes sensitive personal data (e.g. on a PC or a smartphone) that must not come into the hands of third parties.
We expressly point out that end users of old devices are responsible for the deletion of personal data on the old devices to be disposed of.