Battery disposal

Note on the disposal of used batteries

The following information is intended for those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form in which they were supplied (end users):

1. Free collection of spent batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries to ensure that they are disposed of properly. You can hand in used batteries at a municipal collection point or in local shops. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, whereby our obligation to take back is limited to used batteries of the type that we carry or have carried as new batteries in our range. Old batteries of the above-mentioned type can therefore either be returned to us with sufficient postage or handed in free of charge directly at our dispatch warehouse at the address given in the imprint.

2. Meaning of the battery symbols

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005% mercury by weight, more than 0.002% cadmium by weight or more than 0.004% lead by weight, the chemical designation of the respective pollutant is located under the dustbin symbol - where "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" for lead and "Hg" for mercury.

Symbol crossed out bin