This page informs about WTW‘s proceeding with respect to EC directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
We are offering our customers in Germany the opportunity to return no longer needed WTW devices (starting with year of manufacture 2006). We will also dispose of older devices free of charge for you, if you order a new device from us at the that time.
In both cases, you will only have to pay for shipping; the disposal will be free of charge. Mark your shipment with the note ""FOR DISPOSAL"". The old devices will be disposed of properly by WTW.
Here, you can find more detailed information regarding the background and WTW's actions regarding the EU Standard 2002/96/EC about electronic and old electronic devices, (English WEEE), implemented into German law by the "Act Governing the Sale, Return and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)".
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act
The following statement about the disposal of WTW devices taken out of service apply exclusively to our customers in Germany. Customers in other EU countries should inquire with their local represantative and/or their local authorities to obtain relevent information.
One of the most important goals of the EU Standard 2002/96/EC is to minimize the disposal of old electrical/electronical equipment together with non-sorted residential waste and to achieve a high degree of waste separation and recycling of old electrical/electronic devices. WTW is a company that is committed to our environment and we fully support this goal. Old electrical/electronic devices can contain substances that can be hazardous to the environment and humans and that should definitely not be disposed of together with residential/municipal waste.
Proper disposal of instruments of WTW taken finally out of use
Can WEEE originating from WTW be handed over to the communal collection points for WEEE?
The answer is expressly no for the following reason:
Instruments of WTW are designed for professional use and accordingly they have been approved as B-to-B (business to business) products by the competent German authority Stiftung EAR (Elektro-Altgeräte Register), where Xylem Analytics Germany GmbH as producer is registered with the brand WTW under WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE 29884659. The B-to-B classification implies that WTW does not have to pick up WEEE at the communal collection points as the ElektroG demands it from the producers of consumer EEE, and consequently our products are excluded from this path of disposal.
Instead we offer our domestic customers to take back no longer used instruments of WTW produced from 2006 on and properly dispose them free of charge.
Customers in other EC countries than Germany should contact their local distributor and/or their local authorities for correspondent information.