Disposal of batteries

Since we sell batteries or devices that contain batteries, we are obliged under the Battery Act (BattG) to inform you of the following:

Batteries do not belong in household waste. You are legally obliged to return batteries and rechargeable batteries. After use, you can return them to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer.

Batteries containing harmful substances are marked with a symbol consisting of a crossed-out dustbin and the chemical symbol (Cd, Hg or Pb) of the heavy metal that is decisive for the classification as containing harmful substances.

Disposal of old electrical appliances / old lamps

Worn-out electrical appliances do not belong in household waste, but should be disposed of via suitable collection systems.

End-of-life LED and gas discharge lamps must be disposed of separately like other waste electrical equipment. As the owner of this waste equipment who is obliged to dispose of it, you are obliged to hand over the waste equipment to the manufacturer or to inform stiftung ear of the waste equipment that has been recycled, recovered or exported (ElektroG II § 30).

With Lightcycle, we offer you a sustainable service so that you can easily fulfil your obligations. To this end, Lightcycle provides you with more than 400 high-volume collection points for drop-off in your vicinity. Here you can easily return your old lamps (LED and gas discharge lamps) to stiftung ear without any notification effort.

Electronic components contain valuable elements such as copper. Environmentally sound disposal and efficient recycling save resources and protect the environment. More than 90 percent of the components of old lamps can be recycled. Lightcycle offers a collection service for quantities of one tonne or more of old lamps. This service also applies to old lamps. You can find your nearest bulk collection point here.