ElektroG Service – performing your duties under the German Electrical Equipment Act (ElektroG) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive

The sale and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment is subject to stringent statutory stipulations. We provide you with competently transparent advice on how to perform your duties under the ElektroG for your products. Throughout the entire process, from WEEE registration up to initial treatment and recovery, we support you in meeting your obligations.

You can send us a non-binding inquiry right now

If you would like some non-binding consultancy, please feel free to get in touch with

Mechtild Kemna
Telephone +49 2203 937-119
mechtild.kemna(at)gruener-punkt(dot)de

Der Grüne Punkt – your market leader in the closed-cycle economy

We handle all the administrative procedures involved
As your can-do partner, we handle all the relevant administrative obligations for you, like WEEE registration for your products.

Brokering an insolvency guarantee
With our immensely capable network, we ensure the provision of a binding guarantee for the financing of electrical equipment disposal.

Handling disposal logistics
We organize the resource cycle for disposing of your electrical equipment, from the requisite containers to removal transportation.

Processing disposal management
Thanks to real-time data, you have a transparent overview of our services at all times via our customer portal.

Initial treatment and recovery
We handle due and proper recycling of used electrical equipment, and legally compliant disposal of non-recyclable materials.

Submitting and creating your documentation
Our experienced staff handle legally compliant creation of mass flow documentation at the EAR Foundation.

The German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) and the WEEE Directive briefly explained

The Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment – abbreviated to ElektroG or Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act – is the German implementation of the European WEEE Directive, and covers every form of electrical and electronic equipment in the private and commercial categories. It does not, however, apply to lamps and military equipment. The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) and the WEEE Directive are aimed at obtaining valuable raw materials from used electrical equipment. Rigorously purposeful recycling enables adverse consequences for humans and the natural environment to be reduced. The legislation and WEEE registration, however, also prevent the export of used equipment to landfills in developing countries. The act entails quite a few regulations and duties that involve enormous amounts of bureaucracy for the companies concerned. The first step is the requisite WEEE registration. For Germany, this procedure is handled by the Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment Register Foundation (EAR). Without a WEEE Number issued by the foundation, no sales transaction is permissible. If the electrical equipment involved has not been registered prior to sale, formal warnings may be issued and fines levied. Der Grüne Punkt will handle WEEE registration and many other administrative procedures for your company.

Our ElektroG service, from WEEE registration to initial treatment

Der Grüne Punkt will act on your behalf to ensure you meet your obligations regarding sale, take-back and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment in all relevant steps. Our services will perceptibly reduce the administrative and logistic outlay for your company. Thanks to our experience as a can-do solution provider for the closed-cycle economy, we as your partner ensure smooth compliance with all duties that you as a dealer have to perform under the ElektroG in terms of WEEE registration and electrical and electronic equipment disposal. One of the biggest challenges for dealers and companies is mass flow documentation and compliance with the statutory collection targets. These latter are governed by the average number of devices sold in the last three years. Since 2016, this quota has been 45 percent. By 2019, the collection target will rise to 65 percent. The mass flow documentation is the paramount administrative tool for monitoring the ElektroG’s success. On the basis of these data, the member states report to the EU Commission on compliance with the WEEE Directive. We will be pleased to handle and monitor these tasks for you.

You can take advantage of some non-binding consultancy

We will be delighted to assist you with our comprehensive portfolio of corporate capabilities in all questions relating to compliance with the provisions of the ElektroG. Our experienced consultants will draw up a non-binding quotation for you. Please use the following form to provide us with some information, so that we can calculate your conditions.

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