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 customer's responsibility. This is regardless of whether the old equipment is being replaced by a new item of equipment purchased from Waters. Waste arising from equipment purchased before March 24th 2006 is referred to as Historic WEEE.
Under the ElektroG Act, Waters is required to provide arrangements for the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of any new electrical and electronic equipment that you buy from Waters after March 24th 2006, when that new equipment eventually becomes waste. This is referred to as New WEEE.
Please contact the Waters office in Germany to identify WEEE arrangements in Germany:
Phone: 06196 400 600
Fax: 06196 400 6010