Battery disposal in accordance with the Battery Act 2 (BattG2)
In connection with the sale of batteries or the delivery of devices containing batteries, we are obliged to inform you of the following:
Batteries and rechargeable batteries do not belong in household waste!
Used batteries contain valuable raw materials such as zinc, iron and nickel, which can be recovered in recycling processes and subsequently reused. However, they also contain harmful substances and heavy metals that must not be released into the environment.
As the end user, you are legally obliged to return used batteries. You can return used batteries, which we carry or have carried as new batteries in our range, free of charge to our dispatch warehouse (dispatch address). In accordance with §9 of the Battery Act, the customer is responsible for the shipping costs.
The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meaning:
The crossed-out wheelie bin symbol means that the battery must not be disposed of with household waste.
Pb = battery contains more than 0.004 per cent lead by mass
Cd = battery contains more than 0.002 per cent cadmium by mass
Hg = battery contains more than 0.0005 per cent mercury by mass
You can do this free of charge at a retail outlet or at another collection centre in your area. You can obtain the addresses of suitable collection centres from your city or local authority.
To avoid short circuits, the battery terminals of lithium batteries should also be insulated with adhesive tape before handing them in.
Further information on the Battery Act can also be found on the Internet at www.batteriegesetz.de.