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Argos WEEE Recycling - courier delivery

  • 30-09-2021 9:25pm
    Registered Users Posts: 876 ✭✭✭

    Does anyone know, if a small electric appliance (eg microwave) is delivered by a courier on behalf of Argos, will the courier take the old one away under WEEE?

    Citizens Advice suggests Argos must collect the old item if delivering the new one, but I'm sceptical Fastway will accept it.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,501 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    They are meant to take it back, they say they'll take it back - but for Fastway, good luck. The item will likely be under your doormat in a comical manner before you're aware the driver has been there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 876 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl

    Yeah, that's what I figured. 😞

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,422 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cabaal

    Fairly slim chance Fastway will want anything off you, I'd be extremely surprised

  • Registered Users Posts: 955 ✭✭✭arrianalexander

    Argos should take it back

    That doesn't mean when fastway deliver they should take it, it depends on their contract which I assume is delivery only

    My in-laws had something delivered from UK , courier delivered but didn't take old one away

    That was organized after when a wee company collected it

    Ring Argos and ask , they may have similar set up

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Most local electrical retailers will take a small appliance, even if they didn't sell it to you. Local council recycling centres will do the same. For large appliances, the delivery company will take the old unit, but for smaller units it can be unworkable. I don't think LIDL will take your old toaster when you buy a new one, for example.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭Nigzcurran

    You can drop off any old electrical item at the likes of power city. You don’t need to have bought anything off them

  • Registered Users Posts: 876 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl

    I have no transport so dropping it off anywhere is not an option. It's very disappointing that I'm left with the old one. Whether it's unworkable shouldn't really be my problem - it's Argos' responsibility to collect the old item if delivering the new one according to all info I can find. No response from Argos yet.