E-waste disposal Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The waste disposal of private households and thus also the disposal of electronic waste from private households is the responsibility of the districts and independent cities as public disposal agencies.

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 disposal agencies (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 with the bulky waste collection or separately and the small electrical appliances can be handed over to the collection points. Many retailers also take back old equipment in the shops.
The disposal is already financed by the citizen 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 disposal agency responsible for you which documents you need to submit.

Consultation with the public disposal providers required


Consultation with the public disposal providers required

Act on the Placing on the Market, Take-Back and Environmentally Compatible Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz - ElektroG)

Waste disposal statutes of the counties and independent cities

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  • ElektroG

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