Old devices are therefore to be subjected to an initial treatment before carrying out recycling and disposal measures.
Accredited companies have to meet a large number of obligations here. Technical requirements for processing must be met at the locations and facilities. Such as a suitable storage room for dismantled individual parts, special containers for storing batteries, PCB / PCT-containing capacitors, but also for other hazardous waste.
The criteria and requirements for recovery have top priority and must be proven. For the IT sector, these are classes 2 and 5.
Class 2 are, for example, screens and laptops.
The proportion of recovery must be at least 80 percent and the proportion of preparation for reuse and recycling must be at least 70 percent.
Class 5 are, for example, computers and cell phones.
The proportion of recovery must be at least 75 percent and the proportion of preparation for reuse and recycling must be at least 55 percent.
You can use the Elektro-Altgeräte-Register (ear) foundation to check whether the potential new partner is a certified operator of an initial treatment facility.