Waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling
What is WEEE and ElektroG?
The European WEEE Directive (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) was implemented into German law by the law on the placing on the market, the take-back and the environmentally friendly disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz - ElektroG). The directive and the ElektroG refer to all types of electrically operated devices.
Raptors LED Technik® is registered with the “Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register” (EAR) with the reg.no. DE 87156913 registered. The EAR is the joint body of the manufacturers in the sense of the ElektroG and was entrusted by the Federal Environment Agency with the performance of sovereign tasks. In this context, the foundation registers the manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment and coordinates the provision of collection containers and the collection of the old equipment from the public waste disposal authorities (örE).
The ElektroG aims to protect the environment and health. In addition, it should help conserve natural resources. The basic prerequisite for this is that old devices are properly disposed of and recycled as efficiently as possible. Therefore, every consumer is legally obliged to collect old electrical and electronic equipment separately and to take it back to the take-back points, e.g. B. Return recycling centers or collection points of trading companies.
Where can I dispose of old electronic devices?
Please note the following important information!
Batteries / accumulators in devices:
Remove (if possible) all batteries from the devices and dispose of them for battery disposal.
Information from manufacturers for commercial users
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a file of requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. The most important are listed here.
1. Separate collection of old devices Electrical and electronic devices that have become waste are referred to as old devices. Owners of old devices have to collect them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Old devices do not belong in the household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
2. Batteries and accumulators as well as lamps Owners of old devices have to separate old batteries and old accumulators that are not enclosed by the old device, as well as lamps that are non-destructively removed from the old device, before handing them over to a collection point. This does not apply if old devices are prepared for reuse with the participation of a public waste disposal company.
3. Options for returning old devices In order to create options for returning old devices, we work with several qualified recycling companies. If a device manufactured by us has become an old device and you want to return it, please contact: https://www.take-e-way.de/leistungen/elektrogesetz-weee-elektrog/b2b-altgeraete-ruecknahme - disposal / and fill out the questionnaire.
4. Data protection notice: Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications equipment 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 "crossed-out garbage can" symbol The crossed-out wheeled-out garbage can symbol regularly shown on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that.