There are many things that can be recycled in Alice Springs at the Regional Waste Management Facility on Commonage Road, as well as at other businesses in Alice Springs. The Regional Waste Management Facility offers FREE recycling for a number of recyclables such as glass bottles and jars, greenwaste, steel cans, and aluminium cans.
To ensure that items get properly recycled, we urge residents to separate their waste as much as possible prior to entering the facility. This ensures that everything placed in the recycling skips will be recycled properly. Separating waste according to material type can also save money as some single-stream items (such as glass) can be recycled for FREE. Check out the updated Recycling Directory below to find out more about recycling in Alice Springs.
Residents can now take cardboard to the Regional Waste Management Facility for FREE, providing they are clean and separated by type. Find out more:
Cash for Containers
A ‘cash for containers’ scheme operates in the NT in addition to Council offering a 10c refund for wine and spirit bottles.
Construction and Demolition
Find out more about recycling of construction and demolition waste and ways to reduce costs when taking certain materials to the landfill
Electronic waste (eWaste)
Alice Springs Town Council offers free electronic waste (eWaste) drop-off every day at the Regional Waste Management Facility. Residents can responsibly recycle their unwanted tech such as televisions, CD/DVD drives, computer screens, printers and hard drives at the transfer station. Please place items in the blue cages as marked. Large eWaste items may incur a fee. Maximum of 5 items per person.
Please note, eWaste does not refer to any other electrical goods (e.g. kitchen appliances, DVD/CD players) or whitegoods. If uncertain about your eWaste items, please call the Regional Waste Management Facility on 8950 4340.
Residents can take greenwaste to the Regional Waste Management Facility for FREE. Find out more:
Hazardous Waste Compound
Household chemicals that CANNOT go in your wheelie-bin can be dropped off at the Hazardous Waste Compound.
For a comprehensive listing of what can and cannot be taken please view the fact sheet below.
HDPE 2 plastics
Residents can drop High-Density Polyethylene 2 (HDPE 2) plastics at the RWMF for recycling for free, just look for the bin with the orange sign. Please ensure lids have been removed from bottles and containers. Some common examples for these plastics are:
- Milk, water and juice bottles
- Shampoo, soap and conditioner bottles
- Household cleaners
- Kids toys
- Plastic wood composites
Residents can avoid paying a fee for dropping off their unwanted white goods at the RWMF on the FIRST SATURDAY of every month! Please ensure all white goods are empty and clean before drop-off – only 1 item per person, per day.