What happens to your spent batteries
Your municipality takes care of collecting the spent batteries, after which Elretur collects them and ensures that they are recycled. Elretur sorts the batteries according to their chemical composition and then sends them for recycling to various specialist facilities elsewhere in Europe, such as northern Germany, Finland, France and Poland. There are no processing plants for batteries in Denmark. The reason is that it is neither environmentally nor economically feasible to transport the large amounts of batteries used in the rest of Europe to Denmark. Therefore, the plants are located in the centre of Europe.