Electronics Law

Information about electrical and electronic (old) devices

The following notes are aimed at private households that use electrical and / or electronic devices. Please note these important instructions in the interest of environmentally sound disposal of old equipment and your own safety.

1. Notes on the disposal of electrical (old) appliances and the meaning of the symbol according to Annex 3 to the ElektroG:

Owners of old appliances have to provide them with a separate collection of unsorted municipal waste. Waste electrical and electronic equipment must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and in particular does not belong in the household waste. Rather, these old devices should be collected separately and disposed of via the local collection and return systems.

Owners of old appliances also have to dispose of used batteries and accumulators, which are not enclosed in the old appliance, before they are delivered to a detection point. The latter does not apply insofar as the old appliances are separated from other old appliances in accordance with § 14 (5) sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG as part of the opt-in by the public waste disposal carriers in order to prepare them for reuse in order to prepare them for reuse.

Using the symbol in accordance with Annex 3 to the ElektroG, owners can identify old appliances that are to be recorded separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of their service life. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled bin and is designed as follows:

2. Notes on the possibility of returning old devices:

(Please inform us first of all about the return options you can provide for old electrical appliances, see above)

Owners of old appliances from private households can also dispose of the old appliances at the collection points of the public waste disposal carriers or at the collection points set up by manufacturers or distributors within the meaning of the ElektroG. An online list of collection and collection points can be found here: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf

3. Note on data protection

On disposable old devices are partially sensitive personal data (such as on a PC or a smartphone), which must not be put in the hands of third parties.

We expressly point out that end users of old devices must take responsibility for the deletion of personal data on the waste equipment to be disposed of on their own responsibility.

Return possibility with SimAnts:
According to the legislation, the return of old electrical appliances is regulated by the municipal collection points. For the trade, however, there is also the possibility of "voluntary withdrawal"!

SimAnts takes small household appliances with an edge length of up to 25 cm back in standard household quantities and disposes of them expertly in accordance with the legal requirements.

IMPORTANT: Please contact us in advance:


If you have further questions about waste disposal, please do not hesitate to contact us.