The crossed-out trash can symbol on your  product, battery, literature, or packaging reminds you that all electrical and  electronic products, batteries, and accumulators must be taken to separate  collection at the end of their working life. This requirement applies in the  European Union. Do not dispose of these products as unsorted municipal waste.  Always return your used electronic products, batteries, and packaging materials  to a dedicated collection point. This way you help prevent uncontrolled waste  disposal and promote the recycling of materials. Batteries can contain mercury,  lead or cadmium – substances that are harmful to our health and our  environment. More detailed information is available from the product retailer,  local waste authorities or your national producer responsibility organization.