Battery disposal


Note on the disposal of waste batteries

The following note is addressed to those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form supplied to them (end users):

1. Free return of waste batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of via household waste. You are legally obliged to return waste batteries in order to ensure professional disposal. You can hand over waste batteries at a municipal collection point or at the local retail outlet. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, whereby our return obligation is limited to waste batteries of the type that we carry or have managed as new batteries in our range. Waste batteries of the aforementioned kind can therefore either be returned to us in sufficient franked form or handed them over directly to our shipping warehouse at the address mentioned in the imprint free of charge.

2. Meaning of battery symbols

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed garbage can (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be placed in household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005 percent mercury by mass, 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 under the garbage can symbol – "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" stands for lead, and "Hg" for mercury.

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