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Information on the German Battery Act

Legal Information on the German Battery Act (BattG2018)

As batteries and accumulators can be contained in our consignments, we are obligated according to the German battery law (BattG) to point out the following: 

Waste batteries can contain harmful substances which can damage the environment or your health if stored or disposed of incorrectly. However, batteries also contain important raw materials such as iron, zinc, manganese or nickel and can be recycled. 

Batteries and rechargeable batteries therefore must not be disposed of in domestic waste, users are legally obliged to return used batteries and accumulators. 

You can either return the batteries to us or return them free of charge in the immediate vicinity (eg in the trade or in municipal collecting points or in our dispatch warehouse). 

Dispatch in sales outlets is restricted to end users for the usual quantities as well as those used by the distributor as new batteries in their assortment.

If you want to return your batteries please send them to:

Franz Mensch GmbH

Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 2

D-86807 Buchloe


The sign with the crossed garbage can mean that you have batteries and rechargeable batteries, that should not be disposed of in household refuse.


Under this symbol you will find the following abbreviations with the following meaning:

  • Pb: Battery contains lead
  • Cd: Battery contains cadmium
  • Hg: Battery contains mercury

For more details and information on the German Battery Law (BattG2018) please contact the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (www.bmu.de/abfallwirtschaft).