Information according to ElektroG


Information for private households

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are summarized here.

1. separate collection of old appliances

Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as old equipment. Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances do not belong in the household waste, but in special collection and return systems.

2 Batteries and rechargeable batteries

As a rule, owners of old appliances must separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old appliance from the latter before handing them in 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.

3. options for returning old equipment

Owners of WEEE from private households can hand it in at the collection points of the public waste management authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors as defined by the ElektroG. An online directory of collection and take-back points can be found here:

4. data protection notice

Old devices 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.

5. meaning of the symbol "crossed-out dustbin

The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin, which is regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment, indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.


6. manufacturer registration number

As manufacturer in the sense of the ElektroG we are registered at the responsible foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register (stiftung elektro-altgeräte register, Nordostpark 72, 90411 Nürnberg) under the following registration number:

WEEE register number DE 30470363

Information according to Austrian Environmental Law

Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) contains materials and substances that can have harmful effects on human health and the environment. Accordingly, this EEE product is not to be disposed of in ordinary household waste, but must be collected separately. For information on authorized collection points in your area, please contact your local city or municipal administration.

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