As a rule, you can recycle batteries and accumulators at stores that sell them and at regional collection points, which you can find at kierratys.info.
Take them where you bought them.
As a rule, you can return all batteries and small accumulators free of charge and without an obligation to purchase new ones to any store that sells them.
What can you return to stores?
- alkaline batteries (disposable standard batteries: e.g. AA and AAA cylindrical batteries, button cell batteries and 9V rectangular batteries)
- lithium batteries (disposable standard batteries: e.g. AA cylindrical batteries and 9V rectangular batteries)
- button cell batteries
- nickel-metal hybrid batteries (rechargeable batteries and accumulators, e.g. for cordless tools)
- nickel-cadmium batteries (e.g. for cordless tools)
- small lithium batteries (e.g. for mobile phones, laptops, power banks, cameras and cordless tools)
- small sealed lead gel accumulators (e.g. UPS, solar cell or alarm systems)
Cannot find a battery receptacle?
If you are unable to find a battery receptacle at a store, you can give your used batteries and accumulators to the store staff.
What cannot be returned to stores?
- Large lithium accumulators > Large lithium accumulators, such as those for electric bicycles, self-balancing scooters, mopeds, ATVs and ride-on lawn mowers, can be returned to regional collection points. You can find your nearest regional collection point at: www.kierratys.info.
- Automotive batteries > You can find your nearest regional collection point at: www.kierratys.info.
- Large batteries and accumulators designed exclusively for industrial or professional use > Ask the importer for recycling instructions.
No batteries or accumulators must be disposed of with mixed waste.
This is indicated by the separate collection symbol on the batteries and accumulators or their package.