Recycling batteries allows the recovery of rare raw materials; batteries must therefore be returned.


These items belong in the collection

Batteries and button cells

These items do not belong in the collection

Please return lithium-ion batteries used in model-making to the customer service desk at Do it + Garden or Melectronics.


Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. Conveniently, you have already paid up front for correct disposal of your batteries when you bought them. The prepaid disposal charge (VEG) included in the retail price was introduced throughout Switzerland in April 2001.

Find out more about Inobat recycling here!


Places where you can dispose of batteries

You can deposit batteries and button cells at the collection point or customer service desk in all our stores (at the cash desk in smaller stores).

You can return industrial and vehicle batteries, such as car or motorcycle batteries, to the customer service desk at Melectronics or the Migros Do it + Garden speciality market and to some Migrol petrol stations.

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How batteries are recycled

Once the batteries have been sorted, they are broken down into their component parts, which are then used to produce new energy cells. Waste products such as steel and nickel can be used to make stainless steel.


Did you know?

Why not recharge batteries instead of buying new ones every time? If you prefer using rechargeable batteries in a device, change them once a month or more frequently. Not only is this better for the environment in the long run, it will also save you money.

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Together for more recycling

Recycling protects the climate and conserves the Earth’s natural resources. That’s why we want to do our bit together with you.

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