Waste & Recycling

Cash for wine and spirit bottles

Alice Springs res­i­dents can claim 15c a bot­tle when they recy­cle glass wine and spir­it bot­tles at the Region­al Waste Man­age­ment Facility.

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil has been offer­ing cash for con­tain­ers refunds since 2008 then part­nered with the NT Gov­ern­ment in 2013 to con­tin­ue this ini­tia­tive for glass wine and spir­it bot­tles when NT cash for con­tain­ers leg­is­la­tion was introduced. 

Ini­tial­ly refunds were 10c per bot­tle, increas­ing to 15c in Decem­ber 2023.

The ini­tia­tive aims to reduce waste, increase recy­cling and remove lit­ter across the town by incen­tivis­ing indi­vid­u­als to bring them to the Region­al Waste Man­age­ment Facility.

Res­i­dents can take advan­tage of the refund ini­tia­tive by tak­ing their wine and spir­it bot­tles to the Redis­cov­ery Cen­tre at the Region­al Waste Man­age­ment Facil­i­ty from 9:30am 2:30pm every Sat­ur­day. A max­i­mum of 500 wine and/​or spir­it bot­tles can be claimed per per­son per day.

This ser­vice is avail­able to all res­i­dents, pro­vid­ing that ID is shown.

The glass col­lect­ed is crushed onsite in the glass crush­er and is used by Coun­cil in the con­crete mix for road base, foot paths and bike paths. Crushed glass is also avail­able for sale for water­wise gar­dens at the Redis­cov­ery Centre.

Please note: Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is not a reg­is­tered Col­lec­tion Depot, so no refund for eli­gi­ble con­tain­ers (marked with the 10c refund) can be given.