Disposal and environmental regulations

Information about the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) and Battery Act (BattG)



Electrical and electronic equipment may not be disposed of in the household rubbish. Consumers can dispense of their old electrical equipment free of charge at municipal collection points.

The product contains batteries necessary for use. The description of the batteries and safe removal are described in the chapter on battery replacement / maintenance.

Old batteries may not be thrown in the household rubbish. Consumers are required to bring batteries to qualified collection points in the retail trade or in the community. After being used, they can also be returned to the point of sale (e.g. WMF store) free of charge.

Old batteries may contain harmful substances or heavy metals that can harm the environment and your health. Batteries are recycled. They contain important raw materials, such as iron, zinc, manganese or nickel.

The symbol with the crossed out refuse bin means:

Batteries and rechargeable batteries may not be disposed of in the household rubbish.

The symbols under the refuse bin stand for:

Pb: Battery contains more than 0.004% lead

Cd: Battery contains more than 0.002 % cadmium

Hg: Battery contains more than 0.0005 % mercury