Battery law notices

As batteries and rechargeable batteries may be contained in our consignments, we are obliged under the Battery Act (BattG) to inform you of the following:

Batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of in household waste; you are legally obliged to return used batteries and rechargeable batteries. Used batteries may contain harmful substances that can damage the environment or your health if not stored or disposed of properly. However, batteries also contain important raw materials such as iron, zinc, manganese or nickel and can be recycled. You can either return the batteries to us after use or return them free of charge in the immediate vicinity (e.g. to retailers or municipal collection points or to our dispatch warehouse). The return of batteries to sales outlets is limited to the usual quantities for end-users and to those spent batteries which the distributor carries or has carried in its range as new batteries.


The sign with the crossed-out dustbin means that batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of in household waste. Under this symbol you will also find the following symbols with the following meaning:
- Pb: Battery contains lead
- Cd: Battery contains cadmium
- Hg: Battery contains mercury