Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Information requirements according to §18 Para. 2 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)

The current state of information on §18 Para. 2 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act can always be found here. (GER)

WEEE-Reg.-Nr.: DE 721 480 88


Further information requirements according to the Electronic Devices Act

Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Owners of WEEE must dispose of it separately from unsorted municipal waste. WEEE does not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems. 


Batteries and Accumulators

Owners of WEEE must separate batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the waste equipment before handing them over at a collection point. This does not apply if the waste equipment is handed over to public waste management authorities and separated from other waste equipment there for the purpose of preparation for reuse. 


Possibilities for the return of WEEE

Owners of WEEE from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors as defined by the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act. An online directory of collection and take-back points can be found here. You can access our take-back system take-e-back here


Private Policy Note

WEEE often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology devices such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the old devices to be disposed of. 


Meaning of the "crossed-out dustbin" symbol

The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste.