Note on the disposal of used batteries
The following notice 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. taking back old batteries free of charge
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return old batteries so that proper disposal can be guaranteed. You can return used batteries to a municipal collection point or to a local retailer. As distributors of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, whereby our obligation to take back batteries is limited to old batteries of the type that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries. Used batteries of the aforementioned type can therefore either be sent back to us with sufficient postage or handed over free of charge directly to our dispatch warehouse at the address stated 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. In the case of batteries containing more than 0.0005 mass percent mercury, more than 0.002 mass percent cadmium or more than 0.004 mass percent lead, the chemical name of the respective pollutant used is located under the waste bin symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" for lead, and "Hg" for mercury.
3. vehicle batteries
When selling vehicle batteries (these are batteries intended for the starter, lighting or ignition of vehicles), the following special features apply: According to § 10 BattG, the seller is obliged to charge a deposit of 7.50 euros including VAT per vehicle battery to end users if the end user does not return an old vehicle battery to the seller at the time of purchase of the new vehicle battery. The customer receives a deposit voucher when purchasing a vehicle battery. The customer can return the old vehicle battery to the seller for a refund of the deposit. Due to the dangerous goods regulation a dispatch of the old vehicle battery to the seller is not permissible. Alternatively, the customer can return the old vehicle battery to a collection point set up by the public waste disposal authority. If the used vehicle battery is not returned to the pledge-raising seller, the person entitled to collect the old vehicle battery in accordance with § 11 Para. 3, BattG who takes back the used vehicle battery is obliged, on request, to confirm the take-back to the end user in writing or electronically without a pledge refund. In this case, the customer shall be refunded the deposit charged by the seller, provided that he submits to the seller written or electronic proof of return in accordance with § 10 Para. 1 S. 4 BattG, which is not older than two weeks at the time of submission.