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Collection Depots

Where can I take my empty containers?

Help your Collection Depot. Only return containers that are eligible, clean and not crushed to get your 10 cent refund.

Collection Depots have been established in various locations across the Territory. Full details are below.

More Collection Depots and Collection Points are expected to open in the future and some existing depots include arrangements to service outlying communities.

Taking empty containers to collection depots

  • Collection Depots that accept the return of approved containers must pay the 10 cent refund amount for each container to the person presenting the containers, provided that the containers were purchased in the Northern Territory and after 3 January 2012.
  • To help your local Collection Depot, only return approved containers that are clean and are not crushed.  Operators of Collection Depots are not required to accept any container that is unclean, contaminated or has a lid on it.
  • If you return more than 500 containers to a Collection Depot within any 48 hour period, you will need to sign a declaration form stating that the containers were purchased in the Northern Territory and were purchased after 3 January 2012
  • Collection Depots have been established in various locations across the Territory. Full details are below. It is expected that more Collection Depots will commence operating in the near future, including in remote areas.

Other options for returning containers

A range of options are available for community groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations, schools and sporting groups to become involved in the scheme. Some ideas include:

  • establishing a 'donation collection point' which enables people to donate eligible containers to an organisation, such as a charity, with any proceeds from the return of the containers being used to fund the activities of the organisation;
  • establishing a 'collection point', being an arrangement or system to collect empty eligible containers from a number of persons and share the costs of returning the containers to an approved Collection Depot and the total refund amounts among the persons who provided the containers.


The following Collection Depots are open to the public for the 10 cent redemption

Location Business Contact details Hours
Pinelands Envirobank Recycling 41 McKinnon Road, Pinelands
08 8931 0397
Mon - Fri:  8.00am - 4.00pm
Sat:  8.00am - 2.00pm
Sun:  closed
Public Holidays:  closed 
Casuarina Envirobank Recycling RVM Charles Darwin University
08 8931 0397

Mon - Fri:  9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat:  9.00am - 6.00pm
Sun:  9.00am - 6.00pm

This RVM only accepts
aluminum and plastic containers.
No Cardboard or Glass.

Winnellie Territory Can Man 102 Winnellie Road, Winnellie
08 8947 5134
Mon - Fri:  9.00am - 3.30pm
Sat:  8.00am - 12.00 noon
Sun:  closed
Katherine M.T. Bins Pty Ltd Shed 5, Bovril St, Katherine
08 8971 0577
Mon - Fri:  8.00am - 4.00pm
Sat:  8.00am - 12.00 noon
Sun:  closed
Elliott Bagnall Agencies and Elliot Mechanical 4-6 Lewis St, Elliott
08 8969 2085
Mon - Fri:  8.00am - 12.00 noon
Sat:  8.00am - 12.00 noon
Sun:  closed
Tennant Creek Darrin's Rubbish Removal 24 Brown St, Tennant Creek
08 8963 1880
Mon - Fri:  9.00am - 4.00pm
Sat: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sun:  closed
Alice Springs Envirobank Recycling 39 Cameron St, Alice Springs
08 8953 7964
Mon - Fri:  8.00am - 2.00pm
Sat:  closed
Sun:  closed
Milingimbi Envirobank Recycling RVM Alpa Store
Lot 83, Gadapu Rd, Milingimbi
08 8931 0397
Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm

The following Collection Depots are closed temporarily

Location Business Contact Details Hours
Nightcliff iRETURN Recycling Centre
(Revive Recycling Pty Ltd)
Reverse Vending Machine
Nightcliff Shopping Centre
159 Dickward Drive, Nightcliff
08 8339 4734
Finke Aptula Community Store Lot 43 Mayvale Road, Finke
08 8956 0968


What about Territorians that don't have easy access to a Collection Depot?

The Container Deposit Scheme is a Territory-wide scheme but there will always be circumstances where the nearest Collection Depot is some distance away.

For remote Territorians, eligible containers can be collected and stored until a visit is planned to a community with a Collection Depot or they can establish a Collection Point in their community.


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