Every consumer is legally obliged to return all used disposable batteries or used up rechargeable batteries. Disposal in the household waste is prohibited. Old batteries may contain harmful substances or heavy metals that can harm the environment and health. Old disposable batteries and rechargeable batteries can be returned free of charge to the public collection points of the municipality and handed over in every point of sale where batteries and accumulators of the type in question are sold. You can also return batteries that we have supplied to our stores after use or give them to a shipping driver free of charge.
The waste bin means: Both disposable and rechargeable batteries may not be disposed of in domestic waste.
The signs under the garbage cans stand for:
Pb: Battery contains more than 0.004 percent lead
Cd: Battery contains more than 0.002 percent cadmium
Hg: Battery contains more than 0.0005 percent mercury
In 2005 the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act came into force. Herein, a recycling and recovery rate is set.
Legislator prohibits the disposal of old electrical and electronic equipment devices via unsorted residential waste. These devices are marked with the symbol shown below.
These devices may contain substances that have dangerous effects on human health and the environment.
Private households have the obligation to environment-friendly dispose such devices that they no longer want to use.
Old devices can be handed over free of charge at your local collection point. You can get information about the location of the collection point from your city or local authority.
The symbol indicating separate collection of electrical and electronic devices consists of a crossed-out bin over a line.