The following notice is aimed at those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form supplied to them (end users):
1. Free take-back of old batteries
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return old batteries so that professional disposal can be guaranteed. You can hand in used batteries to a municipal collection point or to local retailers. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back old batteries, whereby our take-back obligation is limited to old batteries of the type that we have or have had as new batteries in our range. You can therefore either return old batteries of the aforementioned type to us with sufficient postage or hand them in free of charge directly to our dispatch warehouse at the following address:
Romana Eilers - Sales and Marketing / Einödweg 27 / 87700 Memmingen
2. Meaning of the battery symbols
Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out garbage can (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries that contain more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury, more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium or more than 0.004 percent by mass of lead, the chemical name of the pollutant used is located under the garbage can symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb " stands for lead, and "Hg" for mercury."
3. Starter batteries
The following special features apply to the sale of starter batteries: Pursuant to § 10 BattG, the seller is obliged to charge end users a deposit of EUR 7.50 including sales tax if the end user does not give the seller a used starter battery at the time of purchase of the new starter battery returns. The customer receives a deposit voucher when purchasing a starter battery. When returning the old starter battery to a collection point set up by the public waste disposal authority, the customer must have the disposal confirmed by a stamp and signature. The customer then has the option of sending this confirmation back to the seller, stating his customer number, so that the deposit can be refunded. Alternatively, the customer can hand in his old starter battery together with the deposit slip directly to the seller for a refund of the deposit. (Due to the Dangerous Goods Ordinance, sending the old battery to the seller is not permitted.)