Storage today, raw material tomorrow
Stationary batteries for energy storage, for example from solar power, contain valuable raw materials that need to be recovered at end of life. With our GRS Storage industrial solution, you can contribute to this and do even more to protect the environment.
A strong alliance
Simple, practical, legally compliant
Since 2015, GRS Batterien, together with the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI), the German Solar Industry Association (BASW Solar) and the German Electrical and Information Technology Trades Association (ZVEH), has developed a solution for the take-back of batteries used for e.g. the stationary storage of solar power. From north to south, from east to west, we take back your batteries from dealers, the electrical trade or directly from the customer's site on your behalf. With our services and assistance in the areas of registration, nationwide take-back, proper recycling and the fulfilment of reporting obligations, you will fully comply with your obligations under the German Battery Act (BattG). Be a good example of responsible economic self-regulation with us and our partners and join GRS Storage now.
Your Obligations - Our Service
(following implementation of the amendment to the Battery Act (BattG), 2021)
On behalf of battery manufacturers or their authorised representatives we undertake their registration with the regulatory authority.
On behalf of manufacturers or their authorised representatives, we offer distributors and primary treatment facilities for old electrical equipment a reasonable and charge-free possibility to take back their batteries. As part of our industry solutions and on request of our customers, we supply collection containers and ensure that all batteries collected by the collection points are properly recycled.
Distributors are obliged to take back spent batteries from end users. For the cost-free take-back of batteries in or around the immediate vicinity of the retail outlet, we supply collection containers to distributors as part of our industry solutions or at customer's request, and collect filled containers for recycling.
We guarantee that collected and identifiable waste batteries are treated and recycled using state of the art techniques, ensuring prescribed recycling efficiencies are achieved or exceeded.
We prepare an annual performance review for submission to the Federal Environment Agency. Reported metrics include the mass of batteries we have taken back and recycled on behalf of our customers, the collection and recycling rate as well as the qualitative and quantitative recycling and disposal results.
On behalf of the manufacturers or their authorised representatives, we provide distributors with information and communication tools that are suitable to inform end users in a legally compliant manner.
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