Today, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) accumulates in a huge variety of types and material compositions. Due to the rapid technological development, shorter product cycles and decreasing product lifetimes, the amounts of WEEE worldwide continuously increase. Hardly any other waste fraction contains so many valuable substances such as the WEEE. These devices are made of plastic, copper, aluminum, but also contain precious metals such as gold, palladium and silver. For the recovery of these valuable substances, WEEE require targeted treatment. This can be supported by a separate collection of high-grade small electrical and electronic equipment (sWEEE) such as mobile phones, laptops or computers. Also the recast of the WEEE directive, which came into force August 2012, provides for its own collective category for high-grade units of information and communication technology. The goal of this thesis is to test the feasibility of a separate collection of high-grade sWEEE at recycling centres in Austria. For this purpose a scientific collection experiment was conducted in 2012 at five different recycling centres in the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. The results of the field tests show that a separate collection of recyclable high-grade sWEEE is possible and is in conjunction with reasonable effort and space requirements. In the single experiment about 0.6 kg/cap/yr of high-grade sWEEE could be collected separately per recycling centre. An analysis in terms of the valuable ingredients of sWEEE shows that a large recycling potential is already recognized by collecting only a small amount of certain high-grade small appliances.