Old equipment disposal & scrapping
Old devices do not belong in the household waste! Old electrical devices contain valuable resources that can be recovered and reused in recycling processes. They also contain pollutants that must not be released into the environment.
The “crossed-out wheelie bin” on your electrical and electronic devices therefore indicates that old devices may not be disposed of with household waste, but must be collected separately.
You are obliged to hand in your old electrical devices at an official collection point, for example at the local recycling center. We are also obliged to take back old electrical devices with prior purchase.
How do we fulfill the obligation to take back old devices?
As a dealer, we are obliged to take back old electrical devices. We will provide you with professional treatment, recycling and disposal free of charge in accordance with legal requirements. Please note the following processes:
Taking back small appliances to collection points with prior purchase
You can hand in small old devices that were previously purchased from us and have an edge length of a maximum of 25 centimeters free of charge. Bring the device you want to dispose of to our warehouse . Isn't that on their path? You can then hand in your old device free of charge to another collection point near you. You can find the nearest collection point at www.interseroh.de/weee-annahmestellen .
Please also note the following information:
The old device handed in can no longer be returned to you.
There will be no refund of the purchase price or residual value.
The old device is recycled in accordance with the requirements of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act.
Your data belongs to you! Therefore, before handing over your old devices, please make sure to delete all personal or sensitive data on the old devices.
Be careful with batteries, accumulators and lamps
For safety reasons, batteries, accumulators and lamps that are not permanently installed in devices should be removed before handing over the old device and disposed of separately. Use the collection containers provided to return batteries, accumulators and lamps. For lithium batteries, tape the battery terminals to avoid short circuits.
You can also find other take-back points for your energy-saving lamps, fluorescent tubes and LEDs (no edges longer than 25 cm) here .
Batteries do not belong in household waste! Used batteries contain valuable raw materials such as zinc, iron and nickel, which can be recovered in recycling processes and then reused. They also contain pollutants and heavy metals that must not be released into the environment.
The “crossed-out garbage can” on batteries shows that used batteries must be collected separately. They do not belong in household waste. We would like to point out that you are legally obliged to return used batteries.
If the symbols Cd, Hg or Pb are also found under the crossed-out garbage can on the battery, this is an indication that the battery contains either more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium, more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury or more than 0.004 percent by mass of lead. These are toxic heavy metals that not only pose significant risks to the environment, but also to human health.
So do not throw your old batteries in the trash can, but hand them in free of charge at an official collection point. These are, for example, the municipal recycling centers or ours. To avoid short circuits, the battery terminals of lithium batteries should also be insulated with adhesive strips before dispensing.