Notes on battery disposalIn connection with the sale of batteries or with the delivery of devices that contain batteries, we are under obligation to bring the following to your attention:
As the end user, you are legally under obligation to return used batteries. You can return old batteries, which offer or have offered in our new battery assortment, free of charge to our dispatch warehouse (dispatch address). The symbols showed on the batteries have the following meaning:
The symbol of the crossed-out dustbin means that the battery may not be discarded with the household waste.
Pb = Battery contains more than 0.004 percent by mass of Lead
Cd = Battery contains more than 0.002 percent by mass of Cadmium
Hg = Battery contains more than 0.0005 percent by mass of Mercury.
Please pay attention to the above instructions.
Electrical and electronic equipment - Information for private households.The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a variety of requirements for the handling of electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are compiled here.
1. Separate collection of old equipment
Waste electrical and electronic equipment has been designated as waste. Owners of old equipment have to pass these to a separate separation from the unsorted settlement waste. Waste equipment does not belong in particular to household refuse, but into special collection and return systems.
2. Batteries and accumulators
Owners of old equipment have to separate old batteries and accumulators, which are not enclosed by the old equipment, in a normal case before handing it off at a detection point. This does not apply in so far as the equipment is disposed of with public waste disposal authorities and is separated there for the purpose of preparing for the reuse of other waste equipment.
3. Possibilities of returning old equipment
Owners of old appliances from private households can hand them over to collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or to the return offices established by manufacturers or distributors in the sense of the ElektroG. You can find an online list of collection and return points here: https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf.
4. Privacy notice
Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunication equipment such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that every end user is responsible for the deletion of the data on the old devices to be disposed of.
5. Meaning of the symbol "swept garbage bin"
The symbol of a crossed-out waste bin,
which is regularly displayed on the electrical and electronic equipment, indicates that at the end of its service life, the respective device must be recorded separately from the unsorted municipal waste.
6. Further information
We are members of the withdrawal system "take-e-back". For more information, see www.take-e-back.de.