European Regulation

Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators

German implementation

Gesetz über das Inverkehrbringen, die Rücknahme und die umweltverträgliche Entsorgung von Batterien und Akkumulatoren (Batteriegesetz - BattG)
Verordnung zur Durchführung des Batteriegesetzes (BattGDV)

"Before placing batteries on the German market, producers and under certain circumstances distributors, are obliged to notify the UBA. Producers of portable batteries indicate the collection schemes that they have signed up for. Producers of automotive and industrial batteries specify which reasonable take-back options are available free of charge to distributors and treatment facilities."

register at BatG-Melderegister

Competent Federal organization

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU)
Umwelt Bundesamt (UBA)

Competent authorities

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