WHAT TO DO WITH OLD MOBILE PHONES, REFRIGERATORS, ETC.?
ELEKTRO-ADE EXPLAINS THE PROCESS AND HELPS YOU FIND YOUR NEAREST COLLECTION CENTRE!
DISPOSING OF APPLIANCES AND DEVICES - EASY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND
Not even the smallest electrical appliances and electronic devices should be thrown in the household rubbish – they’re far too valuable! “Small devices” include any appliance or device with an edge length of less than 50 cm. When properly collected and professionally processed, they are a source of many important raw materials.Weiterlesen more information
What do I do with a broken washing machine or an old refrigerator?
There are a number of options for the proper collection, disposal and reuse of broken or unwanted appliances.
All of them are free for consumers – and good for our environment.Weiterlesen more information
Your mobile phone has served you well for years, more information
but now it’s old and outdated.
When properly collected, old mobile phones can still be reused.
Through proper recycling of broken mobile phones, lots of valuable raw materials can be recovered.Weiterlesen
Have the lights gone out? Energy-saving bulbs and fluorescent tubes contain mercury, so they don’t belong in the bin with household rubbish. Instead, they must be separated from other rubbish and protected from breaking, then dropped off at collection centres (also known as “Mistplätze” or “Recyclinghöfe” in Austria).Weiterlesen more information
Batteries contain a variety of valuable raw materials – and hazardous materials too.
Therefore, they must not be disposed of with household rubbish. more information
Instead, they should be returned to the shop or to your local
What’s new in 2018?
a new mobile phone, a new Flat TV, a new laptop or tablet, – around 7,300 tons of electrical and electronical devices were given away again this year for Christmas. The old, disused devices can be returned at any time and free of charge at the approximately 2,100 municipal collection points throughout Austria, where they are passed on for recycling or be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.
NEW from 1.1. 2018
By the beginning of 2018, it is legally foreseen that the batteries and rechargeable batteries from electrical appliances can be removed – if this is possible with simple handling. Large and damaged lithium batteries must be collected, stored and transported separately from other portable batteries in a separate area of the collection point and in a separate container.
For this reason, consumers are requested, if easily possible, to remove rechargeable batteries and larger batteries such as e.g. for cordless tools, e-bikes or cordless vacuum cleaners, before bringing them to the collection point, and to be handed over at the collection point separately. If a simple removal of the batteries is not possible, the collection center employees will take care of it.
For more information on the safe handling, collection and disposal of lithium batteries / rechargeable batteries, please see HERE….