Battery ordinance

In connection with the sale of batteries and rechargeable batteries, we are obliged as a retailer under the Battery Act to inform our customers of the following:
You are legally obliged to return old batteries and rechargeable batteries after use. As an end user, you can also return old batteries and rechargeable batteries from our range to our dispatch warehouse free of charge or send them back to us. You can also return old rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer.
Please note that you must not dispose of batteries and rechargeable batteries in household waste. This is indicated by the crossed-out wheelie garbage can on the batteries and rechargeable batteries.
This is because the improper disposal of batteries and rechargeable batteries can have harmful effects on the environment and human health due to the substances contained in the batteries. For this reason, the separate collection and recycling of used batteries is of particular importance for the environment and human health.
Batteries and rechargeable batteries are also marked with the chemical symbol of the pollutant they contain. Batteries containing more than 0.0005% by mass of mercury, more than 0.002% by mass of cadmium or more than 0.004% by mass of lead are marked with the chemical symbols of the metals (e.g. "Cd" for cadmium, "Pb" for lead, "Hg" for mercury).