Waste & Recycling

Kerbside Collection

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil, in con­junc­tion with Clean­away, pro­vides a kerb­side domes­tic waste col­lec­tion ser­vice for the Alice Springs community.

    Please note that some rur­al areas of Alice Springs do not receive a kerb­side col­lec­tion service.

    Kerb­side col­lec­tions sched­uled for Good Fri­day and Christ­mas Day may be resched­uled – please check Coun­cil’s home page or social media pages for noti­fi­ca­tions of resched­ul­ing, clos­er to those dates. Kerb­side col­lec­tion sched­ules for all oth­er pub­lic hol­i­days remain unaffected.

    Please place gen­er­al house­hold waste only in your wheelie-bin.

    Three basic prin­ci­ples to follow:

    • Know what you can put in your bin. Down­load the full list of do’s and don’ts with Your Wheel­ie Bin.

    Please do not put the fol­low­ing in your wheelie-bin:

    • NO heavy mate­ri­als, such as con­crete, build­ing mate­ri­als, soil
    • NO indus­tri­al waste in your wheelie-bin
    • NO tyres
    • NO wire
    • NO waste oil
    • NO bat­ter­ies
    • NO engine parts
    • NO hot ash­es or acid

    On your wheel­ie-bin col­lec­tion day:

    • Place your wheel­ie-bin on the kerb­side before 6am on the morn­ing of your sched­uled col­lec­tion day.
    • Place wheel­ie-bin as close to the edge of the road as possible.
    • Ensure your wheel­ie-bin is at least 1m clear of trees and obstruc­tions, includ­ing fire hydrants, pow­er poles, oth­er bins or parked vehicles.
    • Return your wheel­ie-bin to your prop­er­ty after it has been emptied.
    • Please DO NOT leave your wheel­ie-bin on the road.

    Only ASTC wheel­ie-bins will be ser­viced. If you require an extra bin, con­tact the Alice Springs Town Coun­cil on 8950 0500.

    Addi­tion­al bags or box­es placed on the kerb­side next to your bin will not be collected.

    Do not over­fill your wheelie-bin

    The max­i­mum weight allowed in your wheel­ie-bin is 70kg.

    Bins must not be over­flow­ing. If lid is open it is seen as over­loaded and may not be col­lect­ed. Over­fill­ing your wheel­ie-bin means your house­hold waste may fall out, becom­ing lit­ter on the road­side. Please make sure your wheel­ie-bin lid is closed when you put it out for collection.

    Recy­cling will reduce the amount of waste in your wheel­ie-bin. See the Waste and Recy­cling sec­tion of the website.

    Main­tain a clean hygien­ic wheelie-bin

    You can pre­vent unwant­ed smells and flies by wrap­ping all meat, fish, dairy prod­ucts, veg­etable and oth­er fruit scraps.

    Hose bin out thor­ough­ly at least once a month.

    What hap­pens if I don’t adhere to these conditions?

    Your bin will not be col­lect­ed. Please note that it is the resident’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to emp­ty bins that are deemed by the col­lec­tion dri­ver to be too full, too heavy, or con­tain unac­cept­able materials.

    What if my wheel­ie-bin is lost or damaged?

    Call Cus­tomer Ser­vice on (08) 8950 0500.