What is the wheeled bin symbol all about?
The crossed-out wheeled bin is the symbol for separate special waste collection. It can be found on electrical and electronic equipment as well as on batteries and accumulators. The symbol indicates visually that, for the reasons outlined above, the product has to be recycled professionally once it has reached its end of life.
On many devices (except for batteries/accumulator batteries) there is a thick black line underneath the symbol. This indicates that the device has been placed on the market after 2005. It may be omitted if the date of placement on the market is specified explicitly. SKIDATA always states the week of production on the type plates of its devices and therefore uses the symbol without the line.
Normally the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is printed on the device’s type plate. On products that are not fitted with a type plate, the symbol is affixed in an easily visible location. In exceptional cases where a product’s properties prevent the attachment of the symbol, it will be shown on the packaging and/or mentioned in the product manual.
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