Disposal instructions for batteries

Since our deliveries may contain batteries and rechargeable batteries, we are obliged under the Battery Act (BattG) to inform you of the following: Batteries may not be disposed of with household waste. End consumers are legally obliged to return used batteries. Used batteries can contain harmful substances which, if not stored or disposed of properly, may harm the environment or your health. However, batteries also contain important raw materials, such as iron, zinc, manganese or nickel, and can be recycled. After use, you can either return the batteries free of charge either to us or in your immediate vicinity (e.g. in retail stores, at local collection points or in our warehouse). Returning batteries to points of sale is limited to standard end-user quantities as well as such used batteries which the distributor has or had in his product range as new batteries.

The symbol with the crossed out waste bin indicates that batteries and rechargeable batteries are not permitted to be disposed of with household waste. You can find the following additional symbols underneath the waste bin symbol, which have the following meaning:

  • Pb: Battery contains lead
  • Cd: Battery contains cadmium
  • Hg: Battery contains mercury

Information for customers in France:

Product Sheet Relating to Environmental Qualities and Characteristics

In accordance with current French legislation, we are pleased to inform you that our online shop is a member of the Corepile recycling association. Corepile is an organisation dedicated to the collection and recycling of waste batteries. With this collaboration, we fulfil our legal obligations for extended product responsibility and battery recycling and invite you to participate in this environmentally friendly initiative. For more information about our commitments and how you can contribute to battery recycling, please consult our product sheet relating to environmental qualities and characteristics ('Consumer Information Certificate') from Corepile here (Consumer information certificate).

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