Note on the disposal of old devices

EXP GmbH supports the environmental idea and is registered with the electronics registration number WEEE-Reg.-Nr. 88225394 at the foundation EAR.

According to the law on the marketing, return and environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (ElektroG), we have to inform private households about the handling of electrical and electronic equipment:

1. separated collection of old equipments

Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as old equipment. Electronic equipment must not be disposed of with household/residual waste.

2. batteries and accumulators

As a rule, owners of old equipment must separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old equipment from the latter before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if the waste equipment is handed over to public waste management authorities and separated from other waste equipment there for the purpose of preparation for reuse.

3. options for returning old equipments

Owners of old equipment from private households can hand it in at the collection points of the public waste management authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors as defined by the ElektroG.

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. crossed-out dustbin symbol

The symbol of a crossed-out trash can, which is regularly depicted on the electrical and electronic equipment


symbol regularly depicted on electrical and electronic equipment indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.

Note on take-back

Waste electrical equipment (WEEE) that you no longer wish to use must be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. The WEEE must be collected separately from the unsorted municipal waste and used batteries and accumulators must be separated from the WEEE if they are not enclosed by the WEEE and as far as the WEEE cannot be separated according to § 14 Abs. 5 S. 2 und 3 ElektroG to prepare it for reuse.

EXP GmbH, as a distributor with a sales or storage and shipping area for electrical and electronic equipment of at least 400 m², is obligated to you

  • when handing over a new electrical or electronic device to an end user, to take back free of charge an old device of the end user of the same type of device, which fulfills essentially the same functions as the new device, at the place of handover or in the immediate vicinity thereof, and
  • to take back free of charge old appliances that do not exceed 25 cm in any external dimension, in quantities customary for households, either at the retail outlet or in the immediate vicinity thereof. The take-back is not linked to the purchase of an electrical or electronic appliance.

The list of electrical and electronic equipment covered by this regulation can be found in Annex 1 to the ElektroG.

You can hand in your old electrical equipment directly to us on site:

Schroten 8
66121 Saarbrücken

Alternatively, the disposal can be done by public-legal disposal carriers. As a rule, there are numerous municipal collection points, recycling centers, etc. in your vicinity.

Here you will find a list of collection and return points!

Note on battery disposal (BattG)

1. free return of used batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obligated to return used batteries so that proper disposal can be ensured. You can return used batteries to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obligated to take back used batteries, whereby our obligation to take back used batteries is limited to used batteries of the type that we carry or have carried as new batteries in our product range. Used batteries of the aforementioned type can therefore either be returned to us with sufficient postage or handed in directly to our dispatch warehouse at the following address free of charge:


Schroten 8

66121 Saarbrücken



2. meaning of the battery symbols


Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out garbage can. This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of in household waste. For batteries that contain more than 0.0005 mass percent mercury, more than 0.002 mass percent cadmium or more than 0.004 mass percent lead, the chemical designation of the respective pollutant is located below the trash can symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" stands for lead, and "Hg" for mercury.