Old appliances


Information on electrical and electronic (waste) equipment

The following information is intended for private households that use electrical and/or electronic equipment. Please follow these important instructions in the interest of environmentally sound disposal of old appliances and your own safety.

Information on the disposal of (old) electrical appliances

Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, must not be disposed of with household waste. Instead, these WEEE must be collected separately and disposed of, for example, via the local collection and return systems.

Owners of WEEE must also separate used batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the WEEE from the WEEE before handing them in at a collection point.

The symbol enables owners to identify WEEE that is to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its life. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled bin and is designed as follows:



Information on the possibility of returning old appliances

IIf you have bought an electrical or electronic appliance from us, you can return an old appliance of the same type (see overview below) to us. For example, if you buy a new vacuum cleaner on galaxus.fr, you can send us your old one.

You can also return old appliances with dimensions <25cm to galaxus.fr independently of a new purchase.

In both cases, the old device does not have to have been purchased from us.

If you would like to return an old device to us or if you still have questions, please contact our Customer Service by e-mail or telephone. We will quickly provide you with a shipping label that you can use to conveniently send the old appliance to us. We will take care of the proper disposal.

Owners of old appliances from private households can also hand in the old appliances at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors.


Note on data protection

Some of the WEEE to be disposed of contains sensitive personal data (e.g. on a PC or smartphone) which must not fall into the hands of third parties.

We expressly point out that end-users of old equipment must take responsibility for deleting personal data from the old equipment to be disposed of.


Overview of the appliance categories

1. large household appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, etc.)

2. small household appliances (irons, hoovers, egg cookers, etc.)

3. information technology and telecommunications equipment (printers, smartphones, PCs, etc.)

4. consumer electronics devices and photovoltaic modules (Blu-Ray players, radios, etc.)

5. lighting equipment (lamps, etc.)

6. electrical and electronic tools (drills, sewing machines, etc.)

7. toys and sports and leisure equipment (game consoles, treadmills, RC vehicles, etc.)

8. medical devices (dialysis machines, etc.)

9. monitoring and control instruments (scales, CO2 measuring devices, etc.)

10. automatic dispensers (coffee machines, beverage & candy dispensers, etc.) waste from electrical and electronic equipment