Battery disposalinformation

Information on the disposal of used batteries

The following information concerns end users who use batteries or products with built-in batteries:

Free return of used 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 which we carry or have carried as new batteries in our own range.

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 following address free of charge:

Ecologa Europe GmbH
Ziegelhüttenstr. 11
63768 Hösbach

Meaning of the battery symbols

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin. This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of in household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005% mercury by mass, more than 0.002% cadmium by mass or more than 0.004% lead by mass, the chemical name of the respective pollutant is shown below the dustbin symbol – “Cd” stands for cadmium, “Pb” for lead and “Hg” for mercury.

Electrical and electronic equipmentInformation on electrical and electronic equipment

Below you will find information for private households using electrical and/ or electronic equipment:

  1. information on the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and on the meaning of the symbol according to appendix

Old appliances must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste. from unsorted municipal waste. Electrical (old) devices must not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. In particular, these devices must not be disposed of in household waste. household waste. Electrical (old) devices must be collected and can be disposed of via the local collec-tion system. local collection system.

Used batteries and accumulators, which are not enclosed by the old device, and lamps, which can be removed intact from the old appliance, are to be disposed of before separated from the waste equip-ment before being handed in at a collection point, unless the waste equipment is WEEE is disposed of in accordance with § 14 Paragraph 4 Sentence 4 or Paragraph 5 Sentence 2 and 3 ElektroG by the public waste management authorities with a view to preparing it for reuse. for reuse from other waste equipment.

The symbol according to Annex 3 to the ElektroG (a crossed-out waste garbage can on wheels) wheels) indicates waste equipment which, at the end of its service life, should not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life:

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