WEEE Compliance - Germany

Collection and Recycling Information for Smiths Medical Customers


Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Germany
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 Smiths Medical. Waste arising from equipment purchased before March 24th 2006 is referred to as Historic WEEE. 

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

Smiths Medical have made arrangements with the waste management company, Take-e-way, to manage WEEE collection and recycling in Germany. Please contact Take-e-way below to arrange the collection of Smiths Medical WEEE to be recycled.

Phone: +49 (0) 40/219010-65
Fax: +49 (0) 40/219010-66