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!
HER MIT LEER (RECYCLE) – new in-store battery collection boxes
From July onwards, new battery collection boxes with a uniform design will be available for you to return your used (recyclable) batteries in all Austrian supermarkets, specialist electronics stores, drugstores, etc. HER MIT LEER (RECYCLE) is the slogan of HERMIT, the character on the new, white cardboard boxes. All companies that sell batteries also have to take back used batteries, whether you buy more or not. So all you have to do is take your used batteries and smaller rechargeable batteries along with you when you’re next heading to the store. The collection boxes are usually located at the checkout counter, in the entrance area, or on the packing tables.
The (rechargeable) batteries can be thrown into the collection boxes without any need for sorting. But please note that you may only return small and completely undamaged (rechargeable) batteries using the boxes!
How do I recognize damaged (rechargeable) batteries?
A damaged lithium battery is recognizable by the likes of deformations and melting points on the housing, leaking liquid or excessive heat generation even when switched off. Even the smallest instance of damage to the internal rechargeable battery separators, which is not visible from the outside, can lead to short-circuits and thus to spontaneous combustion. So used lithium rechargeable batteries (from the likes of cell phones or cameras) and monobloc batteries should be protected against short-circuits before disposal by masking off the battery terminals.
More information about disposing of and recycling lithium (rechargeable) batteries can be found HERE. https://www.elektro-ade.at/en/batteries/