Battery Disposal Instructions

Battery Disposal Instructions

In connection with the sale of batteries or the delivery of devices that contain batteries, we are obliged to draw your attention to the following:
As an end user, you are legally obliged to return used batteries. You can return old batteries that we have or have had in our range as new batteries to our shipping warehouse (shipping address) free of charge. The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meaning:
The symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin means that the battery must not be disposed of with household waste.
Pb = battery contains more than 0.004% lead by mass
Cd = battery contains more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium
Hg = battery contains more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury.

Special features when selling starter batteries

In connection with the sale of vehicle batteries, we are obliged, insofar as you are an end consumer according to § 10 BattG, to collect a deposit of EUR 7.50 per vehicle battery including sales tax if you do not return an old vehicle battery at the time of purchasing a new vehicle battery . The deposit is not included in the purchase price and is shown next to the final price on the item.

If you return an old vehicle battery to us, which we carry or have carried as a new battery in our range in accordance with § 9 BattG, we are obliged under the statutory provisions to take it back free of charge and refund the deposit amount.
Insofar as we have issued a deposit token in accordance with Section 10 (1) sentence 3 BattG, the reimbursement of the deposit when the old vehicle battery is returned depends on the return of the token.

Drop off location is listed in the Contacts address.

Returning the old battery by post is not permitted due to the dangerous goods ordinance.

Alternatively, old vehicle batteries can also be handed in free of charge at recycling centers. The deposit we collect is paid by the public – legal recyclables and
Non-refundable at recycling centers. However, you have the option there of having the return of the old vehicle battery acknowledged on the deposit voucher. You will receive the battery deposit back from us upon presentation of the receipted deposit label.

Please note the above instructions.