Information on the disposal of batteries and electric and electronic equipment
Electric and electronic equipment and/or batteries must not be disposed of with
household waste but collected and disposed of separately.
For the return of electric and electronic equipment and/or batteries, you can use the
facilities set up by the municipal waste disposal authorities for the return or collection
of electric and electronic equipment and/or old batteries and accumulators to ensure
proper disposal. In addition, electric and electronic equipment and/or batteries can be
returned free of charge to the point of sale after use. Check with your local authority,
us [email: firstname.lastname@example.org] or your retailer for the nearest
facilities and for further advice on recycling, return and collection systems/points.
Please note that as the end user you may be legally obliged to return used batteries.
Electric and electronic equipment and/or batteries may contain substances that are
harmful to the environment and human health. Particular caution is required when
handling electric and electronic equipment and/or batteries containing lithium due to
the special risks involved. The separate collection and recycling of electric and
electronic equipment and/or old batteries and accumulators is intended to avoid
negative effects on the environment and human health.
Please avoid the generation of waste from old batteries as much as possible, e.g. by
preferring batteries with a longer life or rechargeable batteries. Please avoid littering
public spaces by not carelessly leaving batteries or electrical and electronic equipment
containing batteries lying around. Please consider ways to reuse a battery instead of
disposing of it, for example by reconditioning or repairing the battery.
The symbol of the crossed-out wheeled bin affixed to electric and electronic
equipment and/or, batteries and/or their packaging indicates the obligation to dispose
of them separately.
Any indications on the battery have the following meaning:
Pb = Battery contains more than 0.004% lead by mass.
Cd = battery contains more than 0.002% cadmium by mass
Hg = battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury by mass