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Electrical and Electronic Eqiupment Act

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act implements the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) in Germany.

The ElektroG serves the objectives:

  • Protect health and the environment from harmful substances from electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Reduce waste volumes through reuse or recovery (recycling).

The electrical appliances distributed by Franz Mensch GmbH comply with the requirements of ElektroG3 and are registered.

The WEEE registration number of Franz Mensch is: 38206175

Information on the disposal of old electrical equipment

Information on disposal and return options in accordance with the ElektroG (German implementation of the WEEE Directive - valid in Germany):

You have several options for professional and environmentally friendly disposal:

Recycling centre and collection points in your area
You can hand in your old electrical equipment free of charge at any official collection point run by the public waste disposal authorities. There are also local recycling centres in your area. This saves you long journeys and time-consuming despatch.

You can also dispose of small electrical appliances in a designated container. Similar to the containers for used glass, many local authorities offer containers for electrical appliances - a very simple and free disposal option for you.

Specialist shops, retailers or supermarkets
Specialist dealers and retailers take back old electrical equipment as part of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act. It is best to find out about the retailers in your area. Small appliances with an edge length of up to 25 cm can be returned to large supermarkets and discounters. The take-back obligation applies to shops with a sales area of at least 400 square metres and is limited to 3 appliances per appliance type.

Return to the manufacturer
As a supplier and manufacturer, Franz Mensch is obliged to take back all electrical appliances that we place on the market and to recycle them in accordance with certain ecological standards. All Hygostar and Hygoclean brand components and system solutions placed on the market in Germany can be registered with us for disposal at the end of their service life.

This is how it works:

  • Delete all personal data from the old appliance on your own responsibility.
  • Old batteries and accumulators must be removed before returning the appliance if they are not firmly attached to the old electrical equipment or are not enclosed by the old appliance. This applies if the waste batteries/accumulators can be removed easily and non-destructively using standard tools. Information on how to remove the old batteries/accumulators can be found in the manufacturer's operating instructions.
  • When returning old devices containing batteries and/or accumulators, they must be completely discharged (ElektroG 3 § 10 paragraph 2 sentence 2) and the respective shipping regulations must be observed. When returning lithium batteries, please label the consignment with the words LITHIUM BATTERIES FOR RECYCLING.
  • If your old device is ready for return, please request a return number from us at rekla@franz-mensch.de
  • After receiving a return number, send the goods back to us and we will ensure that they are disposed of in an environmentally friendly and legally compliant manner.
  • Returns of old electrical equipment should be addressed to:
    Franz Mensch GmbH
    86807 Buchloe

E-mail: rekla@franz-mensch.de

Batteries and rechargeable batteries containing harmful substances are clearly marked with the symbol of a crossed-out waste bin:  

Furthermore, you will also find the chemical name of the corresponding pollutants under the symbol. Examples are: (Pb) lead, (Cd) cadmium, (Hg) mercury.

You also have the option of reading this information again in the documents accompanying the delivery of goods or in the operating instructions of the respective manufacturer. Further detailed information on the Battery Ordinance can be obtained from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (www.bmuv.de/en/circular-economy).