Scrap battery collection enables efficient use of resource Automotive batteries contain substances which may be harmful to human health and to the environment. Therefore, it is vital to dispose of all scrap batteries professionally, keeping them separate from other waste. For this reason, consumers are able to hand in all used automotive batteries free of charge.

Each distributor (i. e. dealer, petrol stations, garages) is obliged to take back batteries free of charge and to ensure they are disposed of properly and compliantly. This service also enables recovery of resources such as lead, which can be recycled and used in the production of new automotive batteries, thus providing a closed loop for battery manufacture and recycling.