What we do

The national register for waste electric equipment (stiftung ear) was founded by producers as their Clearing House (Gemeinsame Stelle) for the purposes of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG). Entrusted with sovereign rights by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), stiftung ear registers the producers of electrical and electronic equipment and coordinates the provision of containers for public exchange facilities and the pick-up of electrical and electronic waste equipment at the örE (public waste disposal authorities) of the Federal Republic of Germany (BRD).


  • 07/27/2018 - ElektroG 2018

    The open scope is now applicable since 15th of August 2018. This means that all electric and electronic devices fall into the scope of the ElektroG if they are not excluded explicitly by a legal exception. The former 10 categories are replaced by 6 new categories according to the European WEEE Directive.

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