Disposal of old appliances

Note on the disposal of old appliances

According to the law on the marketing, return and environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (ElektroG), we have to inform private households about the handling of electrical and electronic equipment:

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 for you:

1. separate collection of old appliances

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

2.  Batteries and rechargeable batteries

As a rule, owners of old appliances shall separate spent batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old appliances from the latter before handing them over at a collection point. This does not apply if the old appliances is handed over to public waste management authorities and separated from other old appliances there for the purpose of preparation for re-use.

3. Options for the return of old appliances

Owners of old appliances from private households can hand it in at the collection points of the public waste management authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors as defined by the ElektroG.

4. Data protection notice

Old appliances often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunication 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 waste equipment to be disposed of.

5. Meaning of the "crossed-out dustbin" symbol

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.


What does this mean for you

Waste electrical equipment (WEE) that you no longer wish to use must be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. The waste electrical equipment must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste and used batteries and accumulators must be separated from the waste electrical equipment if they are not enclosed in the waste electrical equipment and if the waste electrical equipment cannot be separated in accordance with § 14 Para. 5 S. 2 and 3 ElektroG in order to prepare it for reuse.

Of course, you can also send us your old appliances with the keyword "old appliances disposal":

CPU-Remarketing GmbH
Industriestr. 36
53359 Rheinbach

Alternatively, disposal can be carried out by public waste management authorities. As a rule, there are numerous municipal collection points, recycling centres, etc. in your vicinity.

Please note that you yourself are responsible for securing and deleting personal data as well as company and business secrets on the waste electrical equipment to be disposed of. We accept no liability for any possible loss or misuse of data and any resulting damage.