Battery law information
Note on the disposal of used batteries
The following notice is addressed to those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form in which they were delivered to them (end users):
Free take-back of spent batteries
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries so that proper disposal can be ensured. You can return used batteries to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, although our take-back obligation is limited to used batteries of the type that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries. You can therefore either return used batteries of the aforementioned type to us with sufficient postage or hand them in directly to our dispatch warehouse at the address given below free of charge.
Köster & Hapke Spedition
Meaning of the battery symbolsBatteriesare marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of in household waste. Batteries containing more than 0.0005% mercury by mass, more than 0.002% cadmium by mass or more than 0.004% lead by mass are marked with the chemical name of the pollutant below the dustbin symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" for lead and "Hg" for mercury.
Battery Act (BattG) Recycling quota 2020 ( § 15 para. 3 sentence 3 BattG)