FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Disposal of rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries
Disposal of electrical equipment
The following information concerns the environmentally-friendly disposal of electrical and electronic appliances as provided for by German legislation regulating the placement on the market, return and environmentally-sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (ElektroG): Beginning on 23 November 2005, manufacturers are obliged to mark every piece of electrical and electronic equipment they distribute with a symbol (crossed-out wheeled waste bin) and take it back free of charge. We would like to advise you that such used equipment should not be discarded together with unsorted municipal waste, but should be collected separately and disposed of at local collection or recycling facilities.
Disposal of lamps and light sources
Compact fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, fluorescent tubes and neon lamps may contain small amounts of mercury. Dispose of them at your local recycling centre or at the mobile hazardous waste collection point. Avoid skin contact with damaged lamps! Collect the broken pieces with a damp paper or a piece of cardboard and pack the remains airtight for transport to the recycling centre or hazardous waste collection centre, for example in a jar with a screw cap. Please do not vacuum up the fragments. Ventilate the room for about 30 minutes. LEDs do not contain any harmful substances. Nevertheless, please dispose of them at your local recycling centre or at the mobile hazardous waste collection point. Incandescent bulbs and halogen lamps do not contain any harmful substances. Please dispose of them in your household waste.