Information on waste avoidance, waste disposal and recycling 

waste avoidance notices

According to the legislator's regulations on Directive 2008/98/EU (European Union), waste prevention measures have priority over waste management measures. Correspondingly, before the decision of the consumer, a professional disposal has to be considered, whether a repair would make sense through sale or in case of defect/damage in order to avoid waste.

You can find more information on the federal waste prevention program at:

Notes (BattG) on battery disposal/rechargeable batteries

In connection with the sale of batteries or the delivery of devices that contain batteries, we are obliged to inform the consumer of the following:

Consumers are legally obliged to return used batteries as end users. Consumers can return old batteries, which we have or have had as new batteries in our range, free of charge to our shipping warehouse (Xbid24 UG haftungsbeschränkt, Kirchstraße 2, D-87727 Babenhausen) (please make sure there is sufficient franking when posting, as well as appropriate packaging).

The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meaning:

This symbol stands for recycling and means that used materials can be reused and thus returned to the cycle.

The symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin means that the battery must not be disposed of with household waste.

Pb = battery contains more than 0.004% lead by mass

Cd = battery contains more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium

Hg = battery contains more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury.

Please note the above instructions.

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG - for manufacturers, importers of electrical and electronic equipment)

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act regulates the placing on the market and the return of electrically operated devices, as well as environmentally friendly disposal or recycling to protect the environment and health. Natural resources can thus be conserved if they are disposed of properly.

In line with the avoidance of waste from electrical and electronic equipment, it makes sense to take measures that make it possible to extend the service life, for example by repairing it, instead of disposing of it. The sale of used devices instead of disposal makes sense and can also avoid waste.

Consumers are legally obliged to collect electrical and electronic equipment that is to be disposed of separately and hand it over to the appropriate and authorized collection points such as company collection points or recycling depots, etc.

Electrical and electronic equipment can be disposed of or handed in here:

The symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin means that electronic devices must not be disposed of with household waste and must be disposed of accordingly.

You can find more information about the ElektroG at: Issues/waste-resources/product-responsibility-in-der-waste-management/elektroaltgeraete/elektro-elektronikgeraetegesetz

illuminants and lamps

As a rule, most light sources and lamps contain pollutants that can harm the environment and people, as well as valuable resources that can be reused. Consumers are legally obliged to hand in illuminants and lamps to be disposed of at an appropriate collection point such as a recycling center or recycling center.

Addresses for collection points at:

Packaging Act (VerpackG)

The Packaging Act is intended to avoid / reduce / recycle packaging waste and to protect our environment. The Packaging Act also regulates obligations that must be observed when packaging is placed on the market.

You can find more information on the Packaging Act at:

Disposal instructions for packaging

Shipping packaging, sales packaging etc. must not be disposed of in the residual waste or in the dustbin and must be collected and disposed of via collection systems such as the dustbin for paper or the yellow bag. These measures protect our environment and enable the recycling of packaging.


Data protection: It is important to ensure that no personal data is found on old devices that are returned or to be disposed of.

If possible, remove all batteries, rechargeable batteries and light bulbs from old devices that should be disposed of properly.

Waste and equipment (e.g. batteries, accumulators, electrical and electronic equipment, lamps, etc.) contain toxins and valuable resources that can harm the environment and people. Many materials are recyclable and can therefore be returned to new production.