Return and disposal of waste electrical equipment

The WEEE directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE = Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) was issued in Europe with the aim of reducing the growing quantity of electronic scrap from discarded electrical and electronic devices and disposing of it in an environmentally friendly manner. In Germany, the directive was integrated in the 2005 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG), which implemented both the WEEE directive and the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment).


As a registered manufacturer (WEEE Reg. No. DE85819911), we take back old histological electrical devices, manufactured by  pfm medical ag,  after they have been decommissioned and ensure that they are disposed of properly. For disposal, we work together with the certified specialist disposal company enretec GmbH, whose disposal facility is also registered with the ear foundation.


Equipment that has come into contact with infectious material and cannot be disinfected or decontaminated is excluded from this disposal.

Arrange the return

To arrange for the return of your electrical device, please proceed as follows:

Contact us to arrange the return

  • by phone: +49 2236 9641-0
  • by e-mail: service[at]
  • by mail: pfm medical ag, Abteilung Histotechnology, Wankelstraße 60, 50996 Köln, Germany

Prepare the device for transport

Please use only the original packaging and instruct a carrier of your choice to return the device to the following address:

pfm medical ag
Histotechnology Department
Wankelstr. 60
50996 Köln, Germany


The costs of disposal are borne by us as the manufacturer. Unless otherwise agreed, the transport and packaging costs are to be covered by the owner/user of the device.


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