Return of used batteries for recycling

Batteries (rechargeable & non-rechargeable) should not be disposed into regular domestic waste!

Since the 1st october 1998, it is no longer permitted to dispose used batteries into the consumer waste. This new enactment obligates manufacturers and importers to take back and dispose all used batteries and accumulators. The consumer is bound to turn in his flat batteries in trade or at a local collection point.

Batteries and rechargeable batteries are therefore marked with the symbol of the crossed waste bin which illustrates the prohibition of disposal via the municipal disposal bins, as well as with the chemical symbol of the pollutant for which the limit is exceeded:

  • Hg: entails more than 0.0005 mass percent mercury
  • Cd: entails more than 0.002 mass percent cadmium
  • Pb: entails more than 0.004 mass percent lead

Please dispose batteries and accumulators in trade, in our store or at local collection points for free. In any case: Do not throw these into the domestic waste.

You can return batteries and accumulators, delivered by us, in our store itself or by mail. An adequately stamped package is needed here. We will take care of the forwarding to a professional waste management company.

The obligation to take back is restricted to batteries which the distributor runs or has run in his range of products as well as to the number which a consumer normally disposes