Battery Disposal Regulations

Battery Law (BattG) Regulations

In the course of the spreading of batteries in the sale of batteries, we are legally obliged to inform our customers about this and to take back batteries. Please make sure that your old batteries/rechargeable batteries are disposed of and handed in at a municipal collection point or at a local store, as prescribed by law. Disposal with ordinary household waste is expressly forbidden and violates the battery law. 

Batteries and accumulators containing hazardous substances are clearly marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Furthermore, under the symbol of the crossed-out dustbin, there is the chemical designation of the corresponding pollutants. Examples of these are: (Pb) lead, (Cd) cadmium, (Hg) mercury. You have the possibility to read this information again in the accompanying documents of the delivery of goods or in the operating instructions of the respective manufacturer.

: The battery must not be disposed of in the household waste. Cd = The battery contains cadmium. Hg = The battery contains mercury. Pb = The battery contains lead. 

Registration number with the Federal Environment Agency is: 21005730

Further information on disposal options and the Battery Act can be found at or at the responsible Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety at

Disposal of electrical equipment
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains various requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. Some of them are summarized here:

Separate collection of old appliances (batteries & cables)

Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is called WEEE. Cables or batteries must be disposed of separately. Owners of old appliances must take them to a collection point separate from unsorted municipal waste. Old appliances may not be disposed of with household waste, but only in special collection and return systems. The return for private households in municipal collection points is free of charge.

Please visit your local authority website to find out about locations and opening hours or visit the following website:

In addition, batteries must be separated from the old appliance before disposal and must be separated separately.

Data protection for old appliances
They may contain sensitive personal data. Especially with devices such as computers and smartphones, personal data is often still present.

Please note that you are responsible for the complete deletion of your personal data.

Meaning of the symbol "crossed-out dustbin" 
This regularly displayed symbol indicates that these devices must never be disposed of with household waste.

Registration number:
Er are registered as manufacturer at the responsible foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register (Benno Strauß Str.1, 90763 Fürth) with the following registration number: WEEE-DE 18929720.