Information for private households
The Electronic Equipment Network (ElectroG) contains a wide range of requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. The most important are listed here.
1. Separate recording of old equipment
Electrical and electronic equipment which has become waste is referred to as waste equipment. Owners of old equipment shall be required to record them separately from the unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old equipment does not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
2. Batteries and batteries
Owners of waste equipment shall normally separate waste batteries and accumulators which are not enclosed by the waste equipment from the waste facility prior to delivery at a recording site. This shall not apply in so far as the waste is delivered to public utilities and separated there for the purpose of preparing for reuse from other waste equipment.
Three. Possibility of returning old equipment
Owners of household waste equipment may dispose of it at the collection points of the public utilities or at the collection points set up by manufacturers or distributors for the purpose of electricity. An online list of collection and collection points can be found here: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-directory/collection-and-ruecknahmestellen.jsf
Old equipment often contains sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications equipment such as computers and smartphones. Please note in your own interest that it is the responsibility of each end-user to delete the data on the waste equipment to be disposed of.
Five. Meaning of the symbol "crossed-out bin"
The symbol of a crossed-out bin regularly displayed on the electrical and electronic equipment indicates that at the end of its useful life the respective device must be recorded separately from the unsorted municipal waste.