WHAT TO DO WITH OLD MOBILE PHONES, REFRIGERATORS, ETC.?
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A new mobile phone, a new flat TV, a new laptop or tablet, electrical devices with a weight of about 7.300 tons were handed over again this Christmas. The old, used devices that they replace can be disposed at one oft the more than 2.000 municipal collection points throughout Austria. Read more...
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With approximately 2000 collection centres nationwide, Austria offers an extensive network of drop-off sites for used batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment. Use our Collection Centre Finder to easily locate the collection centre nearest you. Show Austria map...
The EAK created this prize to honour exceptional accomplishments in waste management consulting. The selected theme for the 2017 Elektro-Nick competition was “Stopping illegal exports of waste electrical and electronic equipment”. Read more...
Since 2014, the Used Electronics and Batteries School Kit has been employed as an educational tool in Austrian schools to teach kids about topics like scarce resources and recycling in a fun, hands-on way.
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
Your mobile phone has served you well for years, but now it’s old and outdated.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
Neues Handy, neuer Flat TV, neuer Laptop oder Tablet, – rund 7300 Tonnen Elektrogeräte wurden auch heuer wieder zu Weihnachten verschenkt. Die alten, ausgedienten Geräte können bei den mehr als 2.000 kommunalen Sammelstellen in ganz Österreich abgegeben werden, wo sie umweltgerecht verwertet werden. Wo diese zu finden sind? Der Sammelstellenfinder auf elektro-ade.at weist dir den Weg: www.elektro-ade.at/elektrogeraete-sammeln/karte-sammelstellen-oesterreich/... MehrWeniger
A new mobile phone, a new flat TV, a new laptop or tablet, electrical devices with a weight of about 7.300 tons were handed over again this Christmas. The old, used devices that they replace can be disposed at one oft the more than 2.000 municipal collection points throughout Austria, where they are recycled in an environmentally sound manner. It is very important that they do not end up in the residual waste or in the hands of illegal collectors.
In Austria’s recycling companies, the components of old electrical appliances can be recycled up to 95%. During the recycling process the old devices can be retransformed into raw materials for new products.
What’s new in 2019
From 2019 on the WEEE directive, which was legally implemented in Austria by the ordinance for waste of electrical and electronic equipment (EAG-VO), stipulates a collection rate for electrical appliances of 65% based on the average market input of the last three years. Bevore that, starting with 2016, a collection rate of 45% had to be accomplished.
In 2017, a collection rate of 62,5% was achieved. Nevertheless, about 15.000 tons of WEEE were exported illegaly to foreign countries, which means that Austria is losing a lot of precious raw materials. So please: bring your old electrical appliances and batteries / rechargeable batteries to your nearest collection point! Addresses and opening hours can be found HERE.