The law forbids disposal of electrical and electronic devices in unsorted residential waste. These devices are labelled with the symbol illustrated below.

These devices could contain materials that have harmful effects on human health and the environment.

Private households that no longer want to use this type of device must dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner.

Old devices can be disposed of free of charge at municipal collection points. Information about the location of these collection points can be obtained from your city or municipal administration.


The symbol for electrical and electronic devices that require separate disposal is a crossed-out garbage bin.