Free take-back of used batteries

Bat­te­ries must not be dis­po­sed of with house­hold was­te. You are legal­ly obli­ged to return old bat­te­ries so that pro­fes­sio­nal dis­po­sal can be gua­ran­te­ed. You can hand in used bat­te­ries to a muni­ci­pal collec­tion point or to local retailers. As a bat­te­ry dis­tri­bu­tor, we are also obli­ged to take back old bat­te­ries, wher­eby our take-back obli­ga­ti­on is limi­ted to old bat­te­ries of the type that we have or have had as new bat­te­ries in our ran­ge. You can eit­her return old bat­te­ries of the afo­re­men­tio­ned type to us with suf­fi­ci­ent posta­ge or hand them in free of char­ge direct­ly to our ship­ping wareh­ouse at the address given in the imprint.

Information on (waste) electrical and electronic equipment

The fol­lowing infor­ma­ti­on is inten­ded for pri­va­te house­holds that use electri­cal and/or elec­tro­nic equip­ment. Plea­se obser­ve the­se important inst­ruc­tions for the envi­ron­ment­al­ly-friend­ly dis­po­sal of old app­li­an­ces and your own safety.

1. Infor­ma­ti­on on the dis­po­sal of (was­te) electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment and on the mea­ning of the sym­bol in Annex 3 of the Ger­man Electri­cal and Elec­tro­nic Equip­ment Act (Elek­troG)
Owners of was­te electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment must dis­po­se of it sepa­r­ate­ly from unsor­ted muni­ci­pal was­te. The­re­fo­re, was­te electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment must not be dis­po­sed of as unsor­ted muni­ci­pal was­te and, in par­ti­cu­lar, should not form part of house­hold was­te. Ins­tead, was­te equip­ment is to be collec­ted sepa­r­ate­ly and dis­po­sed of, for examp­le, via local collec­tion and return systems.
Befo­re dis­po­sing of was­te equip­ment at a collec­tion point, owners must also sepa­ra­te was­te bat­te­ries and accu­mu­la­tors that are not enc­lo­sed in the was­te equip­ment, as well as lamps that can be remo­ved from the was­te equip­ment without des­troy­ing them.
This does not app­ly if the was­te equip­ment is sepa­ra­ted from other was­te equip­ment in accordance with Sec­tion 14 (4) sen­tence 4, or (5) sen­ten­ces 2 and 3 of the Elek­troG as part of the opt-out pro­ce­du­re by the public was­te manage­ment aut­ho­ri­ties for the pur­po­se of pre­pa­ring it for reuse.
The sym­bol in Annex 3 of the Elek­troG allows owners to reco­gni­se was­te equip­ment that should be collec­ted sepa­r­ate­ly from unsor­ted muni­ci­pal was­te at the end of its ser­vice life. The sym­bol for sepa­ra­te collec­tion of electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment is a cros­sed-out whee­lie bin, as shown abo­ve (cros­sed was­te bin).

2. Free take­back of was­te equip­ment by distributors
Dis­tri­bu­tors (any natu­ral or legal per­son or part­ners­hip offe­ring or making avail­ab­le on the mar­ket electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment) with a sales area for electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment of at least 400 squa­re metres (or with a sto­rage and dis­patch area for electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment of at least 400 squa­re metres in the case of distance sales) and dis­tri­bu­tors of food­s­tuffs with a total sales area of at least 800 squa­re metres (or with a total sto­rage and dis­patch area of at least 800 squa­re metres in the case of distance sales) who offer and make avail­ab­le on the mar­ket electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment several times per calen­dar year or per­ma­nent­ly are obli­ged to take back was­te electri­cal equip­ment free of char­ge from end-users as follows:

a) Return/collection when a new app­li­an­ce is purcha­sed and deli­ve­r­ed to a pri­va­te household
When con­clu­ding a sale for a new electri­cal or elec­tro­nic app­li­an­ce, the dis­tri­bu­tor is obli­ged to take back free of char­ge an old app­li­an­ce of the same type that ful­fils essen­ti­al­ly the same func­tions as the new appliance.
If the place is a pri­va­te house­hold, take­back is via free collec­tion. To this end, the old app­li­an­ce of the same type with essen­ti­al­ly the same func­tions may be han­ded over to the deli­very com­pa­ny when the new app­li­an­ce is delivered.
If the new app­li­an­ce is sold exclu­si­ve­ly by means of distance com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on (as defi­ned by Sec­tion 312c (2) of the Ger­man Civil Code [BGB]), the fol­lowing restric­tion applies:
Free collec­tion of an old app­li­an­ce of the same type and func­tion is only pro­vi­ded if it is a cate­go­ry 1 (heat exch­an­gers), cate­go­ry 2 (screens, moni­tors, app­li­an­ces with screens with a sur­face area of more than 100 squa­re cen­ti­me­tres) and/or cate­go­ry 4 app­li­an­ce (lar­ge app­li­an­ces whe­re at least one of the exter­nal dimen­si­ons is more than 50 centimetres).
Old app­li­an­ces in cate­go­ries 3, 5 and/or 6 are not eli­gi­ble for free collec­tion and return is pro­vi­ded as per b) below.
An over­view of the device cate­go­ries and the devices cove­r­ed in each case can be found here: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/elektrog_2015/anlage_1.html

b) Return in the case of purcha­se of a new app­li­an­ce and dis­po­sal elsewhere/return of small appliances
When con­clu­ding a sale for a new electri­cal app­li­an­ce that is not deli­ve­r­ed to a pri­va­te house­hold and when sel­ling a new app­li­an­ce of cate­go­ries 3, 5 and/or 6 exclu­si­ve­ly by means of distance com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on (as defi­ned by Sec­tion 312c (2) BGB) with deli­very to a pri­va­te house­hold, the­re is the opti­on to return to the dis­tri­bu­tor free of char­ge an old app­li­an­ce of the same type that essen­ti­al­ly ful­fils the same func­tions as the new appliance.
The same opti­on is also avail­ab­le for old app­li­an­ces not lar­ger than 25 cen­ti­me­tres in any exter­nal dimen­si­on, whe­ther or not a new electri­cal or elec­tro­nic app­li­an­ce has been purcha­sed. In this case, the end user can only return to the dis­tri­bu­tor three old app­li­an­ces per type of appliance.
For sales exclu­si­ve­ly by means of distance com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on (as defi­ned by Sec­tion 312c (2) BGB), the return shall be made under the con­di­ti­ons set out above
• of old app­li­an­ces of cate­go­ries 3, 5 and/or 6
• of old app­li­an­ces that are not lar­ger than 25 cen­ti­me­tres in any exter­nal dimension,
• through sui­ta­ble return opti­ons wit­hin a rea­son­ab­le distance from the end user.
Other­wi­se, the return shall take place at the point of deli­very or in the immedia­te vicini­ty. Dis­tri­bu­tors must have arran­ged sui­ta­ble return opti­ons for this purpose.

3. Infor­ma­ti­on on the opti­ons for retur­ning was­te equipment
Return opti­ons for old electri­cal appliances!

Drop-off loca­ti­on:
Bur­da World­wi­de Tech­no­lo­gies GmbH
Rudolf-Die­sel-Str. 18
D-65760 Eschborn
Germany

Disposer/takeback sys­tem:
Inter­ze­ro Cir­cu­lar Solu­ti­ons Ger­ma­ny GmbH
Stoll­werck­str. 9 a
51149 Cologne
Germany

Owners of was­te equip­ment can dis­po­se of it using the return or collec­tion faci­li­ties for was­te equip­ment estab­lis­hed and pro­vi­ded by public was­te manage­ment aut­ho­ri­ties to ensu­re the pro­per dis­po­sal of was­te equip­ment. Whe­re app­li­ca­ble, electri­cal and elec­tro­nic equip­ment may also be dis­po­sed of the­re for reu­se. For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se con­ta­ct the respec­ti­ve collec­tion or return point.

4. A note on data protection
Some was­te equip­ment for dis­po­sal (for examp­le, PCs or smart­pho­nes) may con­tain sen­si­ti­ve per­so­nal data that should not come into the pos­ses­si­on of third par­ties. We would like to spe­ci­fi­cal­ly draw your atten­ti­on to the fact that end users of was­te equip­ment must take respon­si­bi­li­ty for dele­ting per­so­nal data from the was­te equip­ment befo­re disposal.

5. A note on our Was­te Electri­cal and Elec­tro­nic Equip­ment (WEEE) regis­tra­ti­on number
We are regis­tered as a manu­fac­tu­rer of electri­cal and/or elec­tro­nic equip­ment with the stif­tung ear foun­da­ti­on under the fol­lowing regis­tra­ti­on num­ber (DE WEEE Reg. No.): DE 50492100.