Information on the disposal of electrical and electronic devices
- Separate collection of old devices: Electrical and electronic devices that have become waste are referred to as old devices. Owners of old devices must collect them separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old devices do not belong in household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
- Batteries and accumulators as well as lamps: Owners of old devices must usually separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the old device and that can be removed from the old device without destroying them before handing them over to a collection point. This does not apply if old devices are prepared for reuse with the involvement of a public waste disposal authority.
- Options for returning old devices: Owners of old devices from private households can hand them in free of charge to the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or to the take-back points set up by distributors or manufacturers within the meaning of the ElektroG.
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.
- Meaning of the “crossed-out wheeled bin” symbol: The symbol of a crossed-out wheeled bin, which is regularly shown 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.
* Shops with a sales area of at least 400 m² for electrical and electronic equipment and those grocery stores with a total sales area of at least 800 m² that offer electrical and electronic equipment several times a year or permanently and make it available on the market are subject to the obligation to take back.
** This also applies to sales using long-distance means of communication if the storage and shipping areas for electrical and electronic equipment are at least 400 m² or the total storage and shipping areas are at least 800 m².
***This also applies to the manufacturers of the old devices. For EcoFlow’s products, you may directly contact email@example.com for collection of old devices under EcoFlow brand. In principle, distributors must ensure that they are taken back by providing suitable return options at a reasonable distance from the respective end user. The possibility of returning an old device free of charge exists in the case of distributors who are obliged to take it back, among other things, if a new device of the same type, which essentially fulfills the same functions, is given to an end user.