Notes on battery disposal

Information on dealing with old devices

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

Separate collection of old devices

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

Batteries and accumulators

Owners of old devices must generally separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the old device from the old device before handing it over to a collection point. This does not apply if the old devices are handed over to public waste disposal companies and separated there from other old devices for the purpose of preparation for reuse.

Free return of old batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries so that they can be disposed of correctly. You can hand in used batteries at a municipal collection point or at your local store. As a battery distributor, we are also obliged to take back old batteries, although our take-back obligation is limited to used batteries of the type that we carry or have carried as new batteries in our range. You can therefore either send used batteries of the type mentioned above back to us with sufficient postage or hand them in free of charge directly to our shipping warehouse at the address given in the legal notice.

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.

Batterie Entsorgung

Options for returning old devices

Owners of old devices from private households can hand them in at the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or at the collection points set up by manufacturers or distributors in accordance with the ElektroG. You can find an online directory of collection and return points here:

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. Meaning of the “crossed-out garbage can” symbol The symbol of a crossed-out garbage can, which is regularly shown on electrical and electronic devices, indicates that the respective device must be collected separately from unsorted waste at the end of its service life.

Manufacturer registration number

As a manufacturer within the meaning of the ElektroG, we are registered with the responsible Waste Electrical Equipment Register Foundation under the following registration number:

EAR registration number: WEEE Reg. No. DE 43541249

Information on handling used batteries

Since our shipments may contain batteries and rechargeable batteries, we are obliged under the Battery Act (BattG) to point out the following to you: Batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries and accumulators. Used batteries can contain harmful substances that, if not stored or disposed of properly, can harm the environment or your health. But batteries also contain important raw materials such as: B. iron, zinc, manganese or nickel and can be recycled.

You can return the batteries to us after use in two ways:

Hand in at the collection point

Alte Hellersdorfer Str. 136
12629 Berlin
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

If you wish, you will receive a receipt for proper disposal on the spot.

Postal return shipping

SoftwareFair KSP GmbH
Alte Hellersdorfer Str. 136
12629 Berlin

Only properly franked shipments will be accepted. If you require a receipt, please provide your email address to send the receipt. As a consumer, you are not obliged to request or retain such a receipt.