Old appliance / battery disposal

Information about battery and waste disposal

Note on battery disposal:

Batteries contain valuable raw materials that are harmful to the environment but can be recycled. Old batteries must therefore not be disposed of as household waste, but must be disposed of separately. For dealers there is a legal obligation to take back old batteries, consumers are obliged to bring waste batteries to a suitable collection point.

Waste disposal batteries are indicated by the crossed-out wheeled bin, which is printed on the packaging. Below the garbage can symbol is the chemical name of the contained pollutant:

Pb = lead
Cd = cadmium
Hg = mercury

Of course, you can send the batteries you bought from us back to us for proper disposal. Please send a sufficiently stamped parcel with the keyword "battery disposal" to:

BCS UG (limited liability)
Andreasstrasse 5
D-59929 Brilon.

Note on waste disposal:

The BCS UG takes its obligation from the ElektroG very seriously.

According to the law on placing on the market, take back and the environmentally friendly disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (ElektroG), we have to inform private households about the handling of electrical and electronic equipment:

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. The most important are compiled for you here.

1. Separate collection of old devices

Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is called old equipment. Owners of old appliances have to provide them with a separate collection of unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances are not in the household waste, but in special collection and return systems.

2. Batteries and rechargeable batteries

Owners of old appliances usually have to dispose of used batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old appliance before they are delivered to a collection point. This does not apply if the old appliances are handed over to public waste disposal companies and separated there for the purpose of preparation for reuse by other old appliances.

3. Possibilities of returning old equipment

Owners of old devices from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors in accordance with the ElektroG.

4. Privacy information

Old devices often contain sensitive personal information. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications equipment such as computers and smartphones. Please note in your own interest that each end user is responsible for the deletion of the data on the waste equipment to be disposed of.

5. Meaning of the symbol "crossed-out wheeled bin"

The symbol of a crossed-out wheelie bin regularly shown on the electrical and electronic equipment

points out that at the end of its service life the respective device must be recorded separately from unsorted municipal waste.

What does that mean for you

Old electrical appliances (WEEE) that you no longer want to use must be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. The old electrical appliance must be supplied separately from unsorted municipal waste and old batteries and accumulators must be disconnected from the old electrical appliance if they are not enclosed by the old electrical appliance and if the old electrical appliance can not be separated according to § 14 para. 5 S. 2 and 3 ElektroG to prepare this for reuse.

Which electrical and electronic devices are covered by this regulation can be found in particular in the list of devices listed in Appendix 1 to the ElektroG.

Of course, you can also hand in your old electrical appliance directly on site.

BCS UG (limited liability)
Andreasstrasse 5
D-59929 Brilon

Alternatively, disposal can be carried out by public waste disposal companies. As a rule, there are numerous municipal collection points, recycling depots, recycling centers, etc. near you.

Please note that you yourself are responsible for securing and deleting personal data and trade and business secrets on the WEEE to be disposed of. Alternate assumes no liability for possible data loss or data misuse and any damage resulting therefrom.

This is the only way to ensure environmentally sound disposal.

The environment and the BCS UG say thank you.