We are committed to being environmentally friendly, so we provide you with easy and free ways to dispose of your end-of-life electrical equipment/batteries.

The consumer plays a crucial role in the system of disposal of electrical appliances and batteries. It is the consumer who decides what to do with the old appliance/battery. Old and unwanted electrical appliances and batteries do not belong in unsorted municipal waste, but should be handed over to collection points, so-called take-back points, from which they are sent for reuse or recycling.

The consumer must be informed by the symbols below that the electrical equipment/batteries concerned do not belong in municipal waste. All new electrical equipment/batteries are so marked. The symbol may be indicated directly on the equipment, on its packaging or in the instructions for use or warranty card.

How to dispose of old appliances/batteries?

Why recycle?

Not only electrical equipment, but also batteries and accumulators contain many recyclable metals such as zinc, iron, manganese, nickel, cadmium and lead. Some of these substances are also very dangerous for the environment and human health, in particular mercury, lead and cadmium. Selected batteries are often marked with the symbol of the chemical element they contain (Pb, Cd, Hg).

By taking batteries and electrical equipment to a take-back point, we save primary raw material resources, especially by recycling the material, and at the same time protect our environment from possible improper disposal.

Unused batteries that are not sent for recycling through take-back points but are stored, for example, in office drawers or elsewhere in homes or businesses can cause fires. Lithium batteries in particular have this property. With regard to safety, it is therefore very important to recycle used batteries as soon as possible.