Disposal of old appliances

Disposal and return of waste of electrical and electronic equipment 
The proper disposal of old electrical and electronic equipment ("waste equipment"), accumulators and batteries is important to us. 
The following information is intended for private households that use electrical and/or electronic equipment. Please follow these important instructions in the interest of environmentally friendly disposal of old equipment and your own safety. 

1. Instructions for the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and the meaning of the symbol according to appendix 3 of the ElektroG  (German Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act):

Owners of old appliances must dispose these separately from unsorted municipal waste. Waste electrical and electronic equipment may therefore not be disposed as unsorted municipal waste and in particular does not belong in regular household waste. Instead, these old appliances must be collected and disposed  separately via local collection and return systems. Owners of old appliances must also separate used batteries and accumulators from respective appliances that are not enclosed by the such before handing them in at a collection point. The latter does not apply if the old equipment is separated from other old equipment in accordance with § 14 paragraph 5 sentences 2 and 3 of the German Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)  within the scope of the opting by the public disposal authorities for the purpose of preparing it for re-use. By means of the symbol according to Appendix 3 of the ElektroG, owners can identify old appliances that are to 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 represents a crossed-out wheeled garbage bin and is designed as follows:

Battery disposal        Battery disposal   

2. Information on the possibility of returning old equipment:  

The old devices may be returned free of charge at the local recycling center or at the following collection points near you: Take-back system for old electrical equipment Deutsche Post DHL (http://standorte.deutschepost.de/Standortsuche) This ensures that the old equipment is recycled properly and negative effects on the environment are avoided. Please note that used batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old device must be separated therefrom before handing in the device and be disposed  separately in accordance with the Battery Act. Each consumer is responsible for deleting personal data on the electrical or electronic equipment. Owners of old appliances from private households can also hand in the old appliances at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the collection points set up by manufacturers or distributors in accordance with the ElektroG. An online directory of collection and return points can be found here: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf 

3. Information on data protection 

Some of the old devices to be disposed might contain sensitive personal data (e.g. on a thermostat), which must not fall into the hands of third parties.
We explicitly  highlight that end users of old appliances must take responsibility for the deletion of personal data on the old appliances to be disposed . 

Our  Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) registration number  

We are registered with the Foundation "Elektro-Altgeräte Register" (Stiftung EAR, Benno-Strauß-Straße 1, 90763 Fürth) as a seller of electrical and electronic equipment under the WEEE-Reg. No. DE 34723561.