If one of these symbols is attached to a product or its packaging, it must not be disposed of in normal household waste. In this case, it is e.g. an electrical appliance or the appliance contains batteries. Observe the relevant regulations for the separate disposal of electrical and electronic products and batteries. Proper disposal serves to protect the environment and health. In this way, recycling cycles are most effective.
Do not dispose your vehicle in household waste. Dispose it at a local authority collection site or at a recycling centre. Alternatively, there are collections organised by municipalities or private companies. Please contact your responsible municipality or city administration or look out for information in your mail.
Electrical elements, batteries and accumulators
For pedelecs, S-pedelecs, bicycles with electric shifting or damping systems, all batteries or removable components containing batteries must be dismounted in advance. This includes drive unit batteries, displays with fixed batteries, batteries integrated in or on the frame for shifting and damping systems, etc. Removable displays with an integrated battery, displays that still provide an active indication after being removed from the handlebar and do not have an recognisable battery compartment on the rear must be disposed of as a whole. It is only permitted to open a battery case which is accessible from the outside (usually a button cell). The display housing must not be opened to remove a fixed battery. Fixed display batteries are usually lithium-ion batteries and therefore hazardous waste. They must not be disposed of in household waste but must be taken to a local authority collection site or a recycling centre. This also applies to replaced batteries that were removed due to wear or defect. Please also observe the information in the chapter “Safety instructions / Battery safety instructions” in the supplementary Pedelec, S-Pedelec user manual. Standard batteries – so-called portable batteries – can not only be disposed at a local collection site or a recycling centre, but can also be thrown into battery collection boxes, which are set up in various shops. After the battery(ies) have been removed, the remaining part of the vehicle is designated as waste electrical equipment and must be recycled separately. Please refer to your specialist dealer, the local collection site or a recycling centre for any further questions.
Note on the identification of batteries and accumulators
To ensure that batteries or accumulators contained in electrical or electronic equipment can be clearly identified, attention should be paid to the labelling of the equipment and also to the description in the enclosed user manuals. By identifying the type and the substances and materials used, conclusions can be drawn about the proper handling and disposal.
If batteries or accumulators contain mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) or lead (Pb), you will find the respective chemical symbol below the symbol of the crossed-out dustbin.
Electronic components and accessory
LED headlights, LED rear lights or hub dynamos, as well as accessory parts such as bike computers or navigation systems must be disposed separately after being removed. Dispose of such parts and devices at a local collection site or at a recycling centre.
Note on deletion of personal data
When disposing of an electronic component where it is possible to enter, save or transfer personal data, this data must be deleted beforehand. Deletion is the responsibility of the owner of the device.
Packaging with which our vehicles are protected during shipment from us as manufacturer to the specialist trade is called transport packaging. As the manufacturer, we are part of a take-back system to ensure that the packaging is disposed of properly. This system is contacted by the specialist trade with the information provided by us and the system partner takes back the correctly sorted transport packaging from the specialist retailer.
Packaging that the end consumer purchases from the specialist trade with our accessory or spare part product is referred to as sales packaging and must be disposed of separately by the end consumer at the place of residence. In general, disposal can even be made directly after purchase at the specialist retailer. Paper, cardboard and cartons should be disposed of as waste paper, while films and other plastics should be collected as recyclables.
Separation by type can be made with the help of the labels that are usually attached. Three arrows arranged as a triangle and an additional marking by letters and/or numbers (coding) indicate the material used.
Example of frequently used codes
|low density polyethylene
Example illustration of a possible sorting instruction for France
This marking can be found on sales packaging which has been applied for the French market.
Tyres and tubes
Tyres and tubes must not always be disposed of in household waste. Please refer to your specialist dealer to find out whether they will take care of collection and disposal or dispose of them at a recycling centre or a local collection site or city administration.
Lubricants and care products
Do not dispose of lubricants and care products in household waste, in the sewage system or in natural environment. They must be taken to a collection site for hazardous waste.