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Law on battery waste

Information regarding the obligation to accept and return batteries

Batteries and rechargeable battery packs, which contain hazardous substances, are marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol, which means that these cannot be disposed of with household waste. If applicable, the chemical designation of the hazardous substance can be indicated below the wheeled bin symbol. In this case, Cd stands for cadmium, Pb for lead and Hg for mercury.

According to the laws on battery waste regarding the acceptance and disposal of used batteries and rechargeable battery packs (Federal Law Gazette year 2009 Part I no. 36 dated 30 June 2009, page 1582 and Federal Law Gazette year 2009 Part I no. 74 dated 19 November 2009, page 3783) we are obligated to accept the return of rechargeable battery packs and batteries we sell for the purpose of disposal. Consequently, you can return used rechargeable battery packs and batteries to us free of charge. Please send them, including a brief note (e.g. “For disposal”) postage paid to:

macle GmbH

von-Monschaw-Strasse 3

47574 Goch


You can find more details regarding the laws on battery waste online at: http://www.bmub.bund.de/themen/wasser-abfall-boden/abfallwirtschaft/wasser-abfallwirtschaft-download/artikel/batteriegesetz-battg/ (in German)