Under the Germany Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ElektroG) which came into force on August 13th 2005, the financing of collection and recycling of any waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising from equipment bought before March 24th 2006 is the customers responsibility. This is regardless of whether the old equipment is being replaced by a new item of equipment purchased from Avdel®. Waste arising from equipment purchased before March 24th 2006 is referred to as Historic WEEE.

Under the ElektroG Act, Avdel® are required to finance the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from the partners and resellers after March 24th 2006, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.

Avdel® products are very competitively priced. Any new increase in operating costs for manufacturers such as Avdel® is normally reflected in a price increase in the product. However, instead of increasing the prices of our products Avdel® has decided to share these new environmental costs directly with our customers. We believe in being transparent with you on any new environmental costs that our products need to address.

Our approach to sharing these new environmental costs is:

  • Avdel® pays for the costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the WEEE to meet the targets set by ElektroG.
  • Avdel® pays for the costs of data management and reporting to the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to demonstrate compliance with all administrative requirements of ElektroG.
  • You pay for transportation of your WEEE to Avdel®'s appointed recycler in Germany. Avdel® has established a recycling contract with the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and recovery of the equipment on arrival at the EARN facility in Germany. All New WEEE that arises from the purchase of Avdel® products is classed as non-hazardous waste.

It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for costs collection and transportation to EARN. Under German waste management regulations, you are free to use any carrier you wish to collect and transport non-hazardous WEEE to the EARN recycler.

For larger quantities of waste you may wish to contact the recycler directly in order to arrange and pay for an alternative collection method. The Avdel® recycler in Germany is:

Waste Carrier Telephone Number Website
Electrocycling +49 (0)5321 336724

In order to help EARN identify Avdel® equipment upon arrival at the recycler's address, please download the Recycling Label for German Customers. Complete the label with your company details and attach it to a suitable box for transport to EARN.


Recycling Label for German Customers

WEEE Reporting Recycling Data for Avdel® Equipment in Germany

Under Part 2, Section 13 of ElektroG, Avdel® must provide annual information of the quantities and categories of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market, reused, recycled and recovered within Germany.

The first WEEE recycling report will cover the period March 2006 to February 2007. EARN will prepare the recycling data report for Avdel®. Information in the EARN recycling data report will be summarised on the Avdel® website when it becomes available.

Equipment Sold: Collected: Reused: Recovered: Recycled:
Category Tonnes: Tonnes: Tonnes: %: Tonnes: %: Tonnes: %:
1: Large Household Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2: Small Household Appliances 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3: IT & Telecom's Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4: Consumer Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5: Lighting Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6: Electrical & Electronic Tools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7: Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8: Medical Devices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9: Monitoring & Control Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10: Automatic Dispensers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0