As the end user, you are legally under obligation to return used batteries. You can return old batteries, which offer or have offered in our new battery assortment, free of charge to our dispatch warehouse (dispatch address). The symbols showed on the batteries have the following meaning:
The symbol of the crossed-out dustbin means that the battery may not be discarded with the household waste.
Pb = Battery contains more than 0.004 percent by mass of Lead
Cd = Battery contains more than 0.002 percent by mass of Cadmium
Hg = Battery contains more than 0.0005 percent by mass of Mercury.
Special features when selling starter batteries
In connection with the sale of vehicle batteries, if you are the end user, we are under obligation according to § 10 BattG to charge a deposit amounting to EUR7.50 including sales tax for every vehicle battery if you do not return the old vehicle battery at the time of purchase of a new one. The deposit is not included in the purchase price and is indicated on the item near the final price.
If you return an old vehicle battery to us, which we are offering or have offered as a new battery in the assortment as per § 9 BattG, we are legally under obligation to take these back free of cost and to reimburse the deposit amount.
As far as we have given a deposit sticker as per § 10 section 1 clause 3 BattG, the reimbursement of the deposit upon returning the old vehicle battery depends on the returning of the deposit sticker.
The place for returning is
Returning the old battery via post is not allowed on account of the Gefahrgutverordnung (Dangerous Goods Ordinance).
Alternatively, old vehicle batteries can also be returned free of charge to material and recycling centres. The deposit charged by us is not reimbursed by the public–legal material and recycling centres. However, there, you have the option to get the return of the old vehicle battery acknowledged on the deposit sticker. You will receive the battery deposit back from us upon presenting the acknowledged deposit sticker.
Please pay attention to the above instructions.