When you are disposing of the device, the local laws apply. Pursuant to guideline 2002/96/EC (WEEE), all devices supplied after August 13, 2005 may not be disposed as part of domestic waste. The device belongs to group 8 (medical devices) and is categorized in the business-to-business field. The icon of the crossed-out trash can shows that the device may not be disposed as part of domestic waste. If you have any questions, please contact Hettich Instruments.