Do not dispose your vehicle in household waste. Dispose it at a community garbage pick-up site or at a recycling depot. As an alternative, you can also dispose it at pick-ups which are organized by community or private companies. Please contact your responsible community or city administration and/or mind letters in your mail.
Electric elements and batteries
In Pedelecs, S-Pedelecs and bicycles with electric gear or damping systems, all batteries or removable components have to be separated from the bike beforehand. This includes drive unit batteries, displays with fixed battery, batteries located in or on the frame for gear or damping systems, and so on. Removable displays with fixed battery, displays which have a working display after removal of the handlebar holder and without recognizable battery case on the rear side, are to be disposed in complete. It is only permitted to open a battery case which is reachable from the outside (usually a button cell). The display casing is not to be opened in order to remove a fixed battery. Fixed display batteries are usually lithium-ion batteries and thus hazardous waste. They must not be disposed in household waste. Instead, they have to be collected at a community garbage pick-up site or at a recycling depot. This also applies for replaced batteries which were removed due to wear or a defect. Please also mind the information in the chapter ‚Safety information/ Battery safety information‘ in the complementary manual for Pedelecs and S-Pedelecs. Standard batteries, so-called portable batteries, can also be disposed at community garbage pick-up sites or at a recycling depot and also in battery collection boxes which you can find in different shops. After removing the batterie(s), the remaining vehicle is regarded as electric device and has to be brought to a recycling site separately. Your dealer, the community garbage pick-up site or the recycling depot can help you with further questions.
Electronical components and equipment
LED headlights, LED rear lights or hub dynamos, as well as equipment like bicycle computers or navigation systems, also have to be disposed separately after being removed. Please collect such parts at community garbage pick-up sites or the recycling depots.
Packaging protecting your bike during delivery, so-called transportation packaging usually can be handed to the dealer. All other sorts of packaging have to be sortened and disposed. Dispose cardboard and carton in the waste paper and foils at the recycling depots or ask your dealer about correct disposal.
Tyres and tubes
Tyres and tubes sometimes cannot be disposed in the household waste. Ask your dealer whether he takes on the collection and disposal or dispose them at the recycling depot, community garbage pick-up site or city administration.
Lubricants and care products
Do not dispose lubricants and care products in your household waste, in the canalisation or the environment. These products have to be brought to special waste sites. Follow the information on the packaging of the lubricant or care product.