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Disposal of batteries

For customers in EU countries

Some of our devices contain one or more batteries or rechargeable batteries (hereafter referred to as "batteries"). These batteries are subject to the European Directive 2006/66/EC on (waste) batteries, as well as the corresponding national legislation. The Battery Directive outlines the procedure for handling batteries across the EU.
 The batteries are labelled with the symbol of a crossed out dustbin shown here. Below this symbol is a list of all the harmful substances it contains, namely "Pb" for lead, "Cd" for cadmium and "Hg" for mercury.
Batteries may not be disposed of with normal household waste. As the end user, only dispose of waste batteries via the manufacturer, the dealer or special collection points for this purpose (legal obligation to return), which is free of charge. Dealers and manufacturers are obliged to accept the return of the batteries and to use them properly or to dispose of them as hazardous waste (legal obligation to accept). You can also return any used batteries you obtained from us free of charge. If you do not return the batteries to one of our branches personally, make sure you have paid sufficient postage for its return. Please also note any information in the sales contract and the general terms and conditions from the point of sales.
The proper disposal of the battery prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled.

For customers in non-EU countries

Some of our devices contain one or more batteries or rechargeable batteries (hereafter referred to as "batteries"). The proper disposal of the batteries prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled. Therefore, we recommend that the batteries are disposed of in a separate, environmentally-friendly waste collection and not with normal household waste. In some cases, national legislation stipulates the separate disposal of batteries. Please ensure you dispose of the batteries in accordance with the valid regulations in your country.


Disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment


For customers in EU countries

Some of our devices are subject to the European Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and the corresponding national legislation. The WEEE Directive outlines the procedure for handling electrical waste equipment across the EU.
These devices are labelled with the symbol of a crossed out dustbin shown here. This means you may not dispose of them with normal household waste but in a separate environmentally-friendly waste collection.
 These devices are professional electrical tools designed for commercial applications only (B2B devices according to the WEEE Directive). Contrary to equipment used in most private households (B2C devices), in some EU countries such as Germany, these devices may not be disposed of at a collection point in a public disposal facility (for example at public waste depots). In case of doubt, ask the sales outlet about the proper disposal procedure for B2B electrical equipment in your country and ensure you dispose of the device in accordance with the valid legal guidelines. Please also note any information in the sales contract and the general terms and conditions from the point of sales.
The proper disposal of these devices prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled.

For customers in non-EU countries

The proper disposal of electrical devices prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled. Therefore, we recommend that electrical devices are disposed of in a separate, environmentally-friendly waste collection and not with normal household waste. In some cases, national legislation also stipulates the separate disposal of electric and electronic products. Please ensure you dispose of electrical devices in accordance with the valid regulations in your country.

For customers in the UK

Industrial Batteries

As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Wacker Neuson Ltd supply lead acid, nickel metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market.

If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at WN Place, Beacon Way, Stafford, ST18 0DG. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.

Automotive batteries

As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Wacker Neuson Ltd are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market.

If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact us at WN Place, Beacon Way, Stafford. ST18 0DG and we will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.