ERA – Registration

Information for private households

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for the handling of electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are summarized here.

  1. Separate collection of old appliancesElectrical and electronic appliances that have become waste are referred to as old appliances. Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances should not be disposed of with household waste, but in special collection and return systems.
  2. Batteries and rechargeable batteries
    As a rule, owners of old appliances must separate used batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the old appliance before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if the old appliances are handed in to public waste management authorities and separated from other old appliances for the purpose of preparing them for reuse.
  3. Options for returning old appliances
    Owners of old appliances from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors in accordance with the ElektroG. You can find an online directory of collection and return points here:
  4. Data protection notice
    Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology devices such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the old devices to be disposed of.
  5. Meaning of the “crossed-out dustbin” symbol
    The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin regularly shown on electrical and electronic appliances indicates that the respective appliance must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life. 2 ElektroG
    Electrical and electronic appliances
    Information for private households
  6. Manufacturer registration number
    We are registered as a manufacturer within the meaning of the ElektroG with the responsible Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register (Benno-Strauß-Str. 1, 90763 Fürth) under the following registration number:

DE66 745 877
ERA NR.51314