Returning batteries and accumulators

Returning batteries and accumulators

Collection of portable batteries and accumulators is mainly carried out by retail stores selling batteries and accumulators. Only portable batteries and accumulators may be returned to collection boxes located in retail outlets and kiosks. Automotive and industrial batteries may be returned to the outlet they were bought at.

Checklist to the recycler: 

  • return only discharged batteries and accumulators
  • if the batteries have leaked, return them in a thin plastic bag to avoid contamination of the environment
  • you may return all types of portable batteries and accumulators
  • keep in mind, however, that all retail outlets cannot accept large batteries, large batteries should be returned to the same (or similar) outlet they were bought at
  • when returning lithium batteries, remember to cover the battery terminals with tape for safety

Batteries and accumulators must never be:

  • discarded by burning
  • discarded with mixed waste
  • short-circuited or allowed to be short circuited
  • opened


Returning batteries and accumulators