advice for disposal of waste batteries

The following advice is adressed to those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and do not resell them in the way they have been delivered to them (end-users):

1. Unpaid withdrawal of waste batteries
Batteries are not allowed to be disposed with the household waste. You are legally liable to return used batteries to ensure a proper disposal. You can hand used batteries to a municipal collection point or on a retailer site. W as distributor of batteries are also committed to take back used batteries of the types that we sell or have former selled within our product range. You can either send adequate franked waste Batteries of the previously mentioned type to our warehouse or hand them to us in person both free of charge at the following address:

MT Audio
Höhenweg 6
91239 Henfenfeld

2. Meaning of the symbols on a Battery
Batteries are marked with a symbol of a crossed out trash can (see picture below). This symbol indicates that batteries are not allowed to be disposed with the household garbage. For batteries that contain more than 0.0005 percent mercury, 0.002 mass percent cadmium or more than 0.004 percent lead, the chemical name of the pollutant that is used in them is indicated below the trash can symbol. "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb"stands for lead and "Hg" for mercury.


3. Vehicle batteries
When selling vehicle batteries (batteries that are intended to serve as source for the car starter, lights or ignition power) the following specialities must be observed: According to § 10 BattG the seller is obliged to charge a battery deposit in height of 7,5 euros including VAT, when the end user does not return an used vehicle battery in exchange with the new one. The customer receives a pawn ticket when buying a vehicle battery. The customer can return the old vehicle battery to get the deposit refunded by the seller. Due to the dangerous goods regulation, a shipment of the old car battery to the seller is not allowed. Alternatively, the customer can return the old car battery in a public-waste disposal collection point.If the vehicle battery is not returned to the deposit charging original seller, according to § 11 section 3, BattG the one who takes back the vehicle battery is obliged to confirm the end user on request that the reversal without deposit refund has been ensued in written or electronic form.
In this case the customer gets the raised deposit refunded by the seller, as far as the written or electronic return certificate is according to § 10 Section 1 page 4 BattG not older than two weeks at the time of submission.

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