Battery law & electrical appliances

Instruction according to § 18 Battery Law (BattG) / Information obligation according to Battery Law (BattG)

Make sure that you return your old batteries/rechargeable batteries to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer, as required by law. Disposing of them in the normal household waste is prohibited and violates the battery law. The disposal is free of charge for you.

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Batteries and rechargeable batteries that contain harmful substances are clearly marked with the symbol of a crossed-out trash can. Furthermore, under the symbol of the crossed-out garbage can is the chemical name of the corresponding pollutants. Examples are: (Pb) lead, (Cd) cadmium, (Hg) mercury.

Further information on the battery ordinance is available from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety: Here

Electrical and electronic equipment - information for private households

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) contains a large number of requirements for handling electrical and electronic equipment. The most important ones are summarized here.

1. separate collection of old appliances

Electrical and electronic equipment that has become waste is referred to as old equipment. Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. In particular, old appliances do not belong in the household waste, but in special collection and return systems.

2. Batteries and rechargeable batteries

As a rule, owners of old appliances must separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old appliance from the latter before handing them in at a collection point. This does not apply if the waste equipment is handed over to public waste management authorities and separated from other waste equipment there for the purpose of preparation for reuse.

3. options for returning old equipment

Owners of old appliances from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste management authorities or at the take-back points set up by manufacturers or distributors as defined by the ElektroG. An online directory of collection and take-back points can be found here:

4. data protection notice

Old devices often contain sensitive personal data. This applies in particular to information and telecommunications technology devices such as computers and smartphones. In your own interest, please note that each end user is responsible for deleting the data on the old devices to be disposed of.

5. Meaning of the "crossed-out wheeled garbage can" symbol

The symbol of a crossed-out garbage can regularly displayed on electrical and electronic equipment
indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of its service life.

6. manufacturer registration number

As manufacturer in the sense of the ElektroG we are registered at the responsible foundation Elektro-Altgeräte Register (Benno- Strauß-Str. 1, 90763 Fürth) under the following registration number: DE 26243129.