Battery Disposal Instructions

Notes on battery disposal

In connection with the sale of batteries or with the delivery of devices that contain batteries, we are obliged to point out
the following:
As the 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 garbage can means that the battery must not be disposed of with household waste.
Pb = battery contains more than 0.004% by mass of lead
Cd = battery contains more than 0.002 mass percent cadmium
Hg = battery contains more than 0.0005 mass percent mercury.

Particularities 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 have a vehicle at the time of purchasing a new vehicle battery - Return the old 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 have or have had in our range as a new battery in accordance with § 9 BattG, we are obliged under the statutory provisions to take it back free of charge and refund the deposit.
As far as we have issued a deposit token in accordance with Section 10 (1) sentence 3 BattG, the reimbursement of the deposit when returning the old vehicle battery depends on the return of the token.

The return location is the address given in the imprint.

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

Used vehicle batteries can alternatively also be handed in free of charge at recycling centers. The deposit we collect will not be refunded by the public 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 notices.