Information on the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment

Information on the disposal of waste electrical equipment for consumers

 I.    Information on the disposal of waste electrical equipment for consumers

1. Information on the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment and the symbol in accordance with Annex 3 to the ElektroG.

In connection with the sale of electrical and electronic equipment, we are obliged to inform you of the following:

As a consumer, you are obliged under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (BGBl. I, p. 1739) to dispose of used electrical and electronic equipment properly. These devices may therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, do not belong in household waste. Instead, the old devices must be collected separately. 

The symbol in Annex 3 to the ElektroG shows you as the owner of old appliances that they must be collected separately. The symbol represents a crossed-out wheeled garbage can and is designed as follows:

Data protection: You are responsible for ensuring that no personal data is stored on the old devices you return. Therefore, make sure that you have deleted your personal data from your old device before returning it.

Used batteries and accumulators that can be removed from the old device must be returned separately by you as the consumer and must not be disposed of in the household waste (see the notes on the disposal of batteries below under 4.).

2. Information on the return of waste electrical equipment

We offer our customers to take back old electrical appliances up to a maximum edge length of 25 cm within Germany free of charge at the company location in Herzebrock-Clarholz and to take over the professional recycling or disposal.

Larger devices over 25 cm edge length will only be taken back if you have purchased an equivalent new device in our online store.

In the case of return/return, please fill out the return form for taking back old electrical equipment and send it to us in advance by email. Please follow the instructions on this form. 

Return form for waste electrical equipment

Owners of old appliances can also hand them in at the facilities set up and available by public waste management authorities for the return or collection of old appliances, so that proper disposal of the old appliances is ensured. If necessary, it is also possible to hand in electrical and electronic equipment there for the purpose of reusing the equipment. For more information, please contact the respective collection or take-back point.

The following link provides an online directory of collection and take-back points:

3. Note about our WEEE registration number.

STEINEL GmbH is registered with the Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register, Benno-Strauß-Str. 1, 90763 Fürth, Germany, as a manufacturer of electrical and/or electronic equipment in the categories lighting fixtures, electrical and electronic tools and monitoring and control instruments under the following registration number (WEEE Reg. No. DE): 39896667

4. Notes on battery disposal 

In connection with the sale of batteries or the supply of equipment containing batteries, we are obliged to inform you of the following: 

As the end user, you are legally obliged to return used batteries. You can return used batteries that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries free of charge to our dispatch warehouse: STEINEL Vertrieb GmbH, Dieselstraße 80-84, 33442 Herzebrock-Clarholz.  

The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meaning:

The symbol of the crossed-out garbage can means that the battery must not be placed in the household garbage. 

Pb = battery contains more than 0.004% lead by mass 

Cd = Battery contains more than 0.002 mass percent of cadmium. 

Hg = Battery contains more than 0.0005 mass percent mercury. 

We ask you to observe the above instructions.