Category: Battery disposal

Battery disposal - Batt-Reg.-No. DE 19517763


Note on the disposal of used batteries

The following notice is aimed at those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form delivered to them (end users):

1. Free return of used batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return old batteries so that they can be disposed of correctly. You can hand in used batteries at a municipal collection point or at your local store. As a battery distributor, we are also obliged to take back old batteries, although our take-back obligation is limited to used batteries of the type that we carry or have carried as new batteries in our range. You can therefore either send used batteries of the aforementioned type back to us with sufficient postage or hand them in free of charge directly to our shipping warehouse at the address given in the legal notice.

2. Meaning of the battery symbols

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out garbage can (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries that contain more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury, more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium or more than 0.004 percent by mass of lead, the chemical name of the pollutant used is located under the garbage can symbol - where "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb " stands for lead and "Hg" for mercury.

The crossed-out trash can symbol on batteries or accumulators means that they must not be disposed of with household waste at the end of their service life. If batteries or accumulators contain mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) or lead (Pb), you will find the relevant chemical symbol below the crossed-out trash can symbol. You are legally obliged to return old batteries and accumulators after use. You can do this free of charge at the retail store or at another collection point near you. You can obtain addresses of suitable collection points from your city or local administration.

Batteries may contain substances that are harmful to the environment and human health. Particular caution is required due to the particular risks when handling batteries containing lithium. The separate collection and recycling of old batteries and accumulators is intended to avoid negative effects on the environment and human health.

Please avoid the creation of waste from old batteries as much as possible, e.g. by preferring batteries with a longer lifespan or rechargeable batteries. Please avoid littering public spaces by not leaving batteries or electrical and electronic devices containing batteries lying around carelessly. Please consider options for reusing a battery instead of disposing of it, for example by reconditioning or repairing the battery.