APC by Schneider Electric Recycling and Take-Back Programs
Discarded electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the industrialised world, due to the growing use of these products. Effective collection, reuse and recycling systems ensure that this discarded equipment does not overwhelm our landfills and other waste management systems. You can help reduce electronic wastes and protect the environment by making responsible decisions when your electronic products reach their end-of-life. To help, APC by Schneider Electric offers environmentally sound product take-back and recycling programs to our consumer and business customers in many countries around the world.
We welcome you to our Eco-Friendly Management Options site. Below you will find information on our regional recycling program and the options we provide to upgrade to a new product, replace your old battery, or recycle old products in a responsible way.
Option 1: Replacement Battery Cartridges (RBC)
When you purchase an APC RBC, we will take back your old battery free of charge. Just follow the instructions that accompany the new battery.
> RBC Replacement
If you are a household consumer, then you may use the established battery collection system in your country. This may require you to ship or drop the battery off at a location specified by the collection service used within your country.
APC by Schneider Electric has contracted Veolia Environmental to manage battery collection for business customers. If you wish to arrange for the collection and treatment of batteries; please contact the APC by Schneider Electric Customer Care Center.
Option 2: Recycle Your Products
Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, when customers buy new APC by Schneider branded electrical and electronic equipment from Schneider Electric, they are entitled to:
If you are a household consumer, then you may use the established waste electric and electronic equipment collection system. This may require you to ship or drop the battery off at a location specified by the collection service used within your country.
If you wish to make arrangements with APC by Schneider Electric for the collection and treatment of waste electric and electronic equipment; please contact the APC by Schneider Electric Customer Care Center.
APC by Schneider Electric provides detailed End-of-Life Management Instructions (EOLI) for its products. The EOLI is available in the Sustainable Offer Status section on the products' technical specification page. The EOLI document details recommended disassembly and disposal instructions and identifies the materials. components and subassemblies that may require special end of life management.
If you'd like to recycle your waste electronic equipment locally, the EOLI is a useful document that can assists your selected recycler to handle the donated material in a responsible way.
The WEEE marking on APC by Schneider Electric products applies to all European Union countries with WEEE and e-waste regulations (e.g., European Directive 2002/96/EC or WEEE) Products are labeled in accordance with local regulations concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment. The WEEE directive defines the framework for the return and recycling of waste electronic equipment in each European country. This label is applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather put in the established collection systems for reclamation.
APC by Schneider Electric is registered as required by the WEEE and Battery Directives.
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