With the WEEE Regulation in Austria, EU law has been transposed into national law
The implementation ensures, among other things, the free return option of waste electrical and electronic equipment from private households (WEEE) at public collection points.
EAG may no longer be disposed of in mixed municipal waste, but must be delivered to the designated collection points. In this way, functional devices can be reused or valuable components from broken devices can be recycled. This should contribute to a more efficient use of resources and thus to a more sustainable development. In addition, only through separate collection can hazardous components of equipment (such as CFCs or mercury) be given adequate treatment, thus avoiding negative impacts on the environment and human health.
You have free return and collection options for your private waste equipment from the municipalities and manufacturer systems. You can get an overview of the available collection points on the following website: https://secure.umweltbundesamt.at/eras/registerabfrageEAGSammelstelleSearch.do.
All household electrical and electronic equipment is marked with the symbol of a crossed-out waste garbage can. These devices may be handed in at all collection points, which are listed under the link, and should not be disposed of in the household waste.