This thesis is about the collection of waste electric and electronic equipment (e-waste) in Austria. It describes companies and institutions, which take part in the collection of e-waste. Also the interactions between them, product and money flows and the transfer of duties as well as the legal background are depicted. In Austria consumers are offered more than 2,100 municipal collection sites, where they can get rid of their e-waste. Additionally shops have to accept a used electric or electronic device, when selling a new device of the same type. In the treatment of e-waste at first toxic substances and parts are removed, before the remainder is shredded and separated by materials, with the aim of using as much of it as possible by recycling or incinerating it. Additionally there are reuse companies which remanufacture used electric and electronic equipment and resell it. The extended producer responsibility, which commits producers to take back and treat their e-waste has a big influence on the collection of e-waste. In Austria it is mainly implemented in the form of collective take-back via producer responsibility organizations and the Austrian Coordination Body for E-Waste. The thesis follows the transfer of duties and the associated payments from producers via producer responsibility organizations to collection sites and treating companies. The last chapter shows the masses of (waste) electric and electronic equipment, which is put on the market and collected, describes reasons of the difference between them and the collection goals, which are mandated by the European Union.