Electronic Waste

Bosch is ensuring that its technologies are becoming increasingly eco-friendly throughout the product life cycle. This is why our commitment for electronic products goes beyond their end-of life.As part of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) European Directive (2012/19/EU) and other local regulations, Bosch Thermotechnology supports the setup of take-back systems and recycling infrastructures.

See below for further general information about electronic waste as well as where you can recycle your electric appliance in your country.

Austria

Austria

WEEE Registration Number:
GLN 9008390026489

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
UFH Elektroaltgeräte System Betreiber

Belgium

Belgium

WEEE Registration Number:
304337 (Recupel)

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Recupel

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

WEEE Registration Number:
05604/18-ECZ

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Elektrowin

Denmark

Denmark

WEEE Registration Number:
55112819

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Elretur

Estonia

Estonia

WEEE Registration Number:
PRO070011

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
MTÜ Eesti Elektroonikaromu

Finland

Finland

WEEE Registration Number:
0106432-1

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Serty

France

France

WEEE Registration Number:
1036056

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
ESR Recylum

Germany

Germany

WEEE Registration Number:
69542401

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Stiftung Ear List

Greece

Greece

WEEE Registration Number:
99

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Asarecycle
Perme

Hungary

Hungary

WEEE Registration Number:
00412/2005/Egy

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Hosz

Italy

Italy

WEEE Registration Number:
IT08020000001251

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:

For domestic WEEE:
Cobat

For non-domestic WEEE:
Please contact your retailer

Latvia

Latvia

WEEE Registration Number:
EEI40003111242

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Latvijas Zalais punkts

Lithuania

Lithuania

WEEE Registration Number:
111761933

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Elektronikos gamintojų ir importuotojų organizacija

Netherlands

Netherlands

WEEE Registration Number:
0295 (WeCycle)

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
WeCycle

Norway

Norway

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Norsirk

Poland

Poland

WEEE Registration Number:
000007792

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Elektro - System Organizacja Odzysku Sprzętu Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego S.A.

Portugal

Portugal

WEEE Registration Number:
PT000377

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Amb3e

Romania

Romania

WEEE Registration Number:
RO-2018-10-EEE-0397-IV

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
RoRec

Slovakia

Slovakia

WEEE Registration Number:
EZ 0000001

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Asekol SK

Spain

Spain

WEEE Registration Number:
3503

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Ecoasimelec

Sweden

Sweden

WEEE Registration Number:
695

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
EL-kretsen

Turkey

Turkey

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Elday

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

WEEE Registration Number:
WEEE/MM0118AA

Take-back and Recycling Scheme:
Valpak

If your country does not appear in the above list, please contact your retailer or local government office for information on recycling of your old electronic appliance.

Learn more about electrical waste...

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. Electronic waste may contain potentially harmful substances such as mercury, cadmium, or lead. Inappropriate treatment of electronic waste can have negative impacts on the environment and human health. Therefore, safe disposal and recycling is crucial in order to minimize these potential negative impacts. Furthermore, recycling of electronic waste will recover valuable materials that can be used in the manufacturing of new products.

What does electronic waste regulations mean?

In order to avoid negative impacts on the environment and human health and in order to conserve valuable materials, electronic waste regulation defines rules for the collection, treatment and recycling of electronic waste. An example for such a regulation is the European Directive (2012/19/EU) on waste electrical and electronic Equipment (WEEE) which aims at increasing recycling of electronic waste.
More information about the WEEE Directive is available here

What does this symbol mean?

The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol displayed on the product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, it has to be taken to a waste collection center for treatment, recycling, or disposal. The symbol is valid in countries with electronic waste regulations such as the European Directive 2012/19/EU.

What do I need to do?

Right now nothing. However, when your electronic product is no longer useful to you, please take the product to one of the recycling systems available to you free of charge or ask your installer to do so (please find in the list above).