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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

Envirobank Recycling
41 McKinnon Road, Pinelands
Ph: 08 8931 0397
8:00am – 4:00pm Mon – Fri
8:00am - 2:00pm Saturday
Closed Sunday and public holidays
NOTE: This depot will be closed temporarily closed from 26 March - 1 April 2014

Envirobank Recycling RVM
Charles Darwin University
Ph: 08 8931 0397
9.00am - 6.00pm Mon - Sun
Note: This RVM only accepts aluminium and plastic containers.
No Cardboard or Glass.
For more information visit

Territory Can Man
102 Winnellie Road, Winnellie
Ph: 08 8947 5134
9.00am - 3.30pm Mon-Fri
8.00am-12.00pm Sat

M.T. Bins Pty Ltd
Shed 5, Bovril St, Katherine
Ph: 08 8971 0577
8:00am - 4:00pm Mon - Fri
8:00am - 12:00 noon Sat

Bagnall Agencies and Elliott Mechanical
4-6 Lewis Street, Elliott
Ph: 08 8969 2085
8:00am - 12:00 noon Mon - Sat

Darrin’s Rubbish Removal
24 Brown St, Tennant Creek
Ph: 08 8962 1880
9.00am – 4pm Mon – Sat

Envirobank Recycling
39 Cameron St, Alice Springs
Ph: 08 8953 7964
8:00am – 2:00pm Mon – Fri
Closed Weekends

Envirobank Recycling  RVM
Alpa Store Lot 83, Gadapu Road, Milingimbi
Ph: 08 8931 0397
10:00am – 4:00pm Mon – Sun

The following Collection Depots are closed temporarily

iRETURN Recycling Centre
(Revive Recycling Pty Ltd)
Reverse Vending Machine
159 Dick Ward Drive,
Nightcliff Shopping Centre, Nightcliff
Ph: 08 8339 4734

Aputula Community Store
Lot 43 Mayvale Road, Finke
Ph: 08 8956 0968
2:00pm - 3:00pm Mon - Fri


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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