Environmentally Sound Disposal - Batteries
Some products in our assortment are delivered including batteries or accumulators. The used batteries or accumulators may not be disposed with the normal household waste. They have to be handed out to a municipal collection point or a recycling center.
Battery regulations (BattG / Batteriegesetz)
The BattG came into effect on 01.12.2009. It is a directive of the European Parliament and the Council about batteries and accumulators as well as used batteries and accumulators. The BattG dictates for example a binding quote of taking back and a limit value to the use of cadmium and mercury.
Special rule for starter and consumer batteries
The seller of starter and consumer batteries has to take a battery deposit of 7.50 Euro. This does not apply if the consumer gives back a used battery or presents a proof of disposal.
Giving back the used battery or the proof of disposal, the customer also can get back the battery deposit - if he does not want to buy a new battery. Because of the dangerous goods regulation it is not allowed to send the used starter and consumer battery back.