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Take-back of old electronic and electrical equipment

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The "crossed-out wheelie bin" symbol means that electronic and electrical equipment must not be disposed of in normal household waste.

Office Depot Germany GmbH (Viking) has commissioned Interseroh to carry out a nationwide take-back of old electronic and electrical equipment in accordance with § 17 of the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG). Interseroh operates a nationwide network of take-back facilities for this purpose, where you can hand in your old, disused equipment for free. Interseroh accepts no responsibility for the deletion of personal data.


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What kind of electrical equipment can I bring to a take-back facility:

Small appliances: (= no outer dimension larger than 25 cm) may be deposited at take-back facilities in standard household quantities.

Large appliances: (= at least one outer dimension larger than 25 cm) may be exchanged "old for new" at take-back facilities. This means that if you buy a new appliance from Office Depot Deutschland GmbH (Viking), you may hand in one (1) old appliance at a take-back facility that essentially fulfils the same functions as the new appliance, as long as you can provide the take-back facility with proof of purchase for your new appliance.

Proof of purchase: Please submit the take-back request for the old appliance you wish to hand in, specifying the appliance details, along with a copy of the purchase receipt for the new appliance here:



Interseroh verifies whether you are entitled to hand in an old appliance at an Interseroh take-back facility using the data you have submitted. Should this be the case, Interseroh will provide you with a confirmation document by email that contains the following information: date of purchase and details of new appliance, Interseroh customer order number, Interseroh logo and possible take-back time period.

Using this confirmation document, you can then hand in your old appliance free of charge at an Interseroh take-back facility near you.


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Please note:

You must provide a confirmation document to ensure your appliance will be accepted at the take-back facility. The take-back facility may refuse to accept old appliances if they present a risk to health or safety as a result of contamination. (cf. § 17 para. 4 in conjunction with §13 para. 5 of the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act [ElektroG]).

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