On 21 May 2010, Decree No. 170/2010 Coll., on batteries and rechargeable batteries and on amendment of Decree No. 383/2001 Coll., on details of waste management, as subsequently amended was approved, which the Ministry of the Environment defines in accordance with Section 31 letters b–n of Act No. 185/2001 Coll., on Waste, effective from 15 June 2010.
All batteries and rechargeable batteries must be marked with the graphic symbol of a crossed-out waste bin, which is the symbol designating products subject to take-back.
All batteries containing the following metals must also be marked with a chemical symbol for the appropriate metal:
- more than 0.0005% of mercury (Hg)
- more than 0.002% of cadmium (Cd)
- more than 0.004% of lead (Pb)
We have prepared for you the current wordings of those parts of the Waste Act relating to batteries and rechargeable batteries.