Obligation to provide information in accordance with the Battery Act (BattG)

In connection with the sale of batteries or accumulators or with the delivery of devices containing batteries or accumulators, we are obliged in accordance with the Battery Ordinance to point out the following: Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. As an end user, you are legally obliged to return used batteries. You can return batteries free of charge after use at the point of sale or in the immediate vicinity (e.g. in municipal collection points or in stores).

Batteries or accumulators that contain harmful substances are marked with the symbol of a crossed out garbage can. The chemical name of the pollutant is located near the garbage can symbol. “Cd” stands for cadmium, “Pb” for lead, “Hg” for mercury, “Li” for lithium, “Ni” for nickel, “Mh” for metal hydride and “Zi” for zinc. The signs under the garbage cans stand for:
Pb: Battery contains more than 0.004
Mass percent Lead-Cd: Battery contains more than 0.002 mass percent
CadmiumHg: Battery contains more than 0.0005 percent mercury by mass


The symbol of the crossed out garbage can means that the battery must not be disposed of with household waste.

Further detailed information on the Battery Act can also be obtained from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

BattG-Reg.-Nr. DE 72657276