E-waste disposal

The waste disposal of private households and thus also the disposal of electronic waste from private households is the responsibility of the districts and district-free cities as public waste disposal providers.

According to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG), electrical and electronic equipment may not be disposed of with the usual household waste.
The public waste disposal providers (districts and independent cities) are obliged to take back old electrical appliances from the citizens free of charge and to pass them on to the responsible manufacturers and distributors for further treatment and recycling or to recycle them themselves.
In most districts and independent cities, large appliances are taken along for bulky waste collection or separately and the small electrical appliances can be handed in at the collection points. Many retailers also take back old equipment in the shops.
The disposal is financed by the citizen already at the time of purchase of the product, so that the disposal must then be free of charge for the citizen (product responsibility).


Please ask the public waste disposal authority responsible for you which documents you have to submit.

Query with the public waste disposal authorities required

Preconditions

Query with the public waste disposal authorities required

Act on the Placing on the Market, Take-Back and Environmentally Friendly Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act - ElektroG)

Waste disposal statutes of the districts and district-free cities

Related Links

  • ElektroG

Query with the public waste disposal authorities required

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Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection

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