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.Weiterlesenmore information
WHAT TO DO WITH OLD MOBILE PHONES, REFRIGERATORS, ETC.?
ELEKTRO-ADE EXPLAINS THE PROCESS AND HELPS YOU FIND YOUR NEAREST COLLECTION CENTRE!
Old follows new
For many people, the New Year begins with new devices, because at Christmas – just like every year – smartphones, tablets, Playstations and other consumer electronics devices were received as presents.
However, each new model usually replaces an old predecessor that is waiting to be repaired, passed on, or retired for good.
New Year’s Appeal 2024
Every appliance contains valuable raw materials for recycling. Especially in times of inflation and energy shortages, we must be particularly careful to use our resources carefully.
Which brings us to our appeal: Don’t throw discarded electrical appliances and used batteries in the bin! Don’t let your old appliances gather dust in drawers or boxes for months or even years, but take them to one of the roughly 2,000 municipal collection points where they can be recycled in an environmentally friendly way.
Addresses and opening hours of the collection points across Austria can be found here.
Repair bonus 2024
It also pays off to have broken electrical appliances repaired rather than thrown away in 2024. And not only for the environment. This is because per household, 50 percent of the repair costs of an electrical appliance (capped at 200 euros) will be subsidised in 2024 as well.
Repairing, as an environmentally friendly alternative to buying new, therefore makes a valuable contribution to climate protection and to saving costs in the household budget.
Here’s to a sustainable 2024!