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Take-Back and Recycling in the EU—WEEE

As a manufacturer of components for factory and process automation, Pepperl+Fuchs is subject to the requirements of the EU Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). This directive regulates the placing on the market and taking back of electronic products. It is important to us to comply with this legal obligation in order to promote the take-back of WEEE and therefore protect the environment.

We cooperate with the service company "Recycling Network Europe AG" (RENE AG), which supports us in complying with the requirements of the EU Directive and its country-specific implementations. Through the cooperation with RENE AG, we can provide our customers with a Europe-wide network of take-back programs that collect WEEE and recycle it professionally. If you wish to return your products purchased from Pepperl+Fuchs, please contact

Important Notes on Recycling

Electrical and electronic products can have a negative impact on the environment and human health if not disposed of properly. Therefore, they must be collected separately at the end of their life cycle and disposed of in a specific way. In accordance with the EU Directive on WEEE, this is indicated by the symbol of the crossed-out trash can, which is printed on every Pepperl+Fuchs product. In addition, the black bar underneath this symbol indicates that the product was placed on the market after 08/13/2005.

Like electrical and electronic products, the substances contained in batteries and luminaires (lamps) can have a negative impact on the environment and human health if not disposed of properly. We therefore ask you to remove batteries and luminaires (lamps) from the products and to dispose of them properly.

Selected products from Pepperl+Fuchs and in particular from our subsidiary ecom instruments GmbH are capable of storing personal data. It is therefore your responsibility to delete personal data from Pepperl+Fuchs and ecom instruments GmbH products before you recycle them.

WEEE Registrations

In accordance with European and country-specific requirements, the individual EU subsidiaries of Pepperl+Fuchs are registered with the respective authority or take-back program responsible for implementing the WEEE Directive. Below you will find an overview of all registrations.

WEEE Registration at Various Locations in the EU

  • Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Austria 

    Registration number: 154460
    Authority/Take-back system: Interseroh Austria GmbH

  • Pepperl+Fuchs N.V., Belgium

    Registration number: 145938
    Authority/Take-back system: Recupel

  • Pepperl+Fuchs srl., Bulgaria

    Registration number: 2036/21.03.2019.

    Authority/Take-back system: Greentech Bulgaria AD

  • Pepperl+Fuchs s.r.o. Praha, Czech Republic

    Registration number: RTL/2019/014

    Authority/Take-back system: RETELA, s.r.o.

  • Pepperl+Fuchs A/S, Denmark

    Registration number: 13387540

    Authority/Take-back system: dpa-System

  • Pepperl+Fuchs oy, Finland

    Registration number: 3588

    Authority/Take-back system: SELT ry

  • Aava Mobile Oy, Finland

    Registration number: PIRELY/555/07.00/2010.

    Authority/Take-back system: ELY

  • Pepperl+Fuchs Eurl, France

    Registration number: FR023775

    Authority/Take-back system: ADEME

  • Pepperl+Fuchs SE, Germany

    Registration number: DE19020045

    Authority/Take-back system: Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register

  • Ecom Instruments GmbH, Germany

    Registration number: DE93499306

    Authority/Take-back system: Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register

  • Pepperl+Fuchs GB Ltd., Great Britain

    Registration number: WEEE/MM5496AA
    Authority/Take-back system: Environment Agency, UK and Northern Ireland

  • Pepperl+Fuchs Kereskedelmi Kft., Hungary

    Registration number: VE-09/KTF/04228-1/2019

    Authority/Take-back system: National Tax and Customs Administration, Hungary

  • Pepperl+Fuchs Ireland Ltd., Ireland

    Registration number: 2695WB

    Authority/Take-back system: The Producer Register Ltd, Ireland

  • Pepperl+Fuchs FA Italia srl., Italy

    Registration number: IT19020000011155

    Authority/Take-back system: Registro A.E.E.

  • Pepperl+Fuchs N.V., Luxembourg

    Registration number: D19/00022

    Authority/Take-back system: EMWELT

  • Pepperl+Fuchs B.V., Netherlands

    Registration number: 8167

    Authority/Take-back system: Nationaal WEEE Register

  • Pepperl+Fuchs Sp. z o.o., Poland

    Registration number: 000077237

    Authority/Take-back system: Marshal's Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship

  • Pepperl+Fuchs, S.A., Portugal

    Registration number: PT101241

    Authority/Take-back system: Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

  • Pepperl+Fuchs s.r.o. Praha, Slovakia

    Registration number: 1008823

    Authority/Take-back system: SEWA, a.s.

  • Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH (Ö), Slovenia

    Registration number: ATU19104500

    Authority/Take-back system: Zeos, d.o.o.

  • Pepperl+Fuchs, S.A., Spain

    Registration number: 6951
    Authority/Take-back system: Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y turismo

  • Pepperl+Fuchs AB, Sweden

    Registration number: 2175
    Authority/Take-back system: Naturvardsverket