By taking a used battery to a collection point, you make sure that batteries are recycled in a safe, environmentally friendly and efficient system and then reused as appropriate.
Important safety information
A used lead-acid battery is classified as hazardous waste and an explosion and fire hazard is always possible. When transporting batteries, pay attention that no battery acid leaks into the environment. A leaking battery should be transported to the collection point for example in a plastic container. Do not let the battery poles get in contact with conducting materials because possible sparks pose an explosion and fire risk.
Only lead-acid batteries are allowed in lead-acid battery collection points. Do not place anything else there. In you have any doubts, please consult the staff at collection points.
Tips to recognize different types of batteries
Read the labels and markings. Lead-acid batteries are marked with ”Pb” and lithium batteries with “Li”.
Be aware of the weight difference. Although they’re equal in size, lithium batteries are significantly lighter than lead-acid batteries.
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR USED LEAD-ACID BATTERY TO YOUR CLOSEST COLLECTION POINT FREE OF CHARGE. FOR THE COLLECTION POINT CLOSEST TO YOU, PLEASE VISIT