Battery ordinance

The symbol of the crossed-out dustbin on batteries or accumulators indicates that these items must not be disposed of with household waste at the end of their life. If batteries or accumulators contain quicksilver, cadmium or lead, the corresponding chemical symbol (Hg, Cd or Pb) will be indicated underneath the symbol of the crossed-out dustbin. You are legally obliged to return used batteries and accumulators. You can do this free of charge with a commercial firm or at an alternative local collection point. Addresses of suitable collection points can be obtained from your city or municipal council. Further information on the battery law can be obtained on the Internet at