Electrical and electronic equipment - Information from manufacturers for professional users

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

  1. separate collection of waste equipment

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

  1. batteries and accumulators and lamps

As a rule, owners of WEEE shall separate spent batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the WEEE, as well as lamps that can be removed from the WEEE without damaging it, from the WEEE before handing it over to a collection point. This does not apply if WEEE is prepared for reuse with the participation of a public waste management authority.  

  1. possibilities for the return of old appliances

In order to create opportunities for the return of old appliances, we work together with several qualified recycling companies. If a device manufactured by us has become an old device and you would like to return it, please contact:

UTTec GmbH & Co.KG and fill in the questionnaire (download).  

  1. 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.   

    1. meaning of the symbol “crossed-out dustbin

    The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin regularly depicted 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.