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Disposal of used batteries

Note on the disposal of used batteries 

 

The following information is intended for those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form in which they were delivered to them (end users): 

 

 

 

1. taking back spent batteries free of charge 

 

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obligated to return used batteries to ensure proper disposal. You can hand in used batteries at a municipal collection point or in local shops. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back old batteries, whereby our obligation to take back is limited to old batteries of the type that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries. Old batteries of the above-mentioned type can therefore either be returned to us with sufficient postage, or you can hand them in free of charge directly to our dispatch warehouse at the following address: 

 

Meinhardt Städtereinigung GmbH & Co. KG, Nassaustr. 13-15, 65719 Hofheim-Wallau

 

 

 

2. meaning of the battery symbols 

 

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005% mercury by weight, more than 0.002% cadmium by weight or more than 0.004% lead by weight, the chemical designation of the respective pollutant is located under the dustbin symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" for lead, and "Hg" for mercury. 

 

 

 

3. starter batteries

 

When selling starter batteries, the following special conditions apply: According to § 10 BattG the seller is obliged to charge a deposit of 7.50 Euro including VAT to end users if the end user does not return a used starter battery to the seller at the time of purchase of the new starter battery. The customer receives a deposit voucher when purchasing a starter battery. If the old starter battery is returned to a collection point set up by the public waste disposal authority, the customer must have the disposal confirmed by means of a stamp and signature. The customer then has the option of returning this confirmation to the seller, quoting his customer number, for a refund of the deposit. Alternatively, the customer can return his old starter battery together with the deposit receipt for refund of the deposit directly to the seller. (Due to the German Dangerous Goods Ordinance, it is not permitted to send the old battery to the seller). Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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