Waste and recycling

Regional Waste Management Facility

Regional Waste Management Facility

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.  The Regional Waste Management Facility  offers FREE recycling for a number of recyclables such as glass bottles and jars, greenwaste, steel cans, and aluminum 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 to find out more about what can be recycled in Alice Springs.

Download:  Recycling Directory

Fact sheet: Recycling in Alice Springs


The Rediscovery Centre

This is a retail recycling centre where you can drop-off your old books, bicycles, building material, timber, household items, tools, toys, furniture and other unwanted goods for FREE so they can be rediscovered by someone else. The Rediscovery Centre also sells the mulch and crushed glass that is produced on-site.


Regional Waste Management Facility and Rediscovery Centre

Open 7 days from 8am to 4pm, closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For a full list of the facility's fees and charges, please refer our list of Landfill Fees.

Contact us

Phone (08) 8950 4340
Commonage Road, Alice Springs NT.


FREE Electronic waste disposal – once a month!

The Alice Springs Town Council has a FREE electronic waste drop-off day once a month at the Regional Waste Management Facility. On the first Saturday of each month the community are invited to recycle their unwanted televisions, computer screens, printers and hard drives at the transfer station.  Please put items in blue cages as marked. Conditions apply. This offer does not apply to any other electrical goods. Large e–waste items may incur a fee.  Maximum of 5 items per person. For details call the Regional Waste Management Facility on 8950 4342.

Factsheet: E-waste 



Residents can take greenwaste to the Regional Waste Management Facility for FREE. Find out more:

Fact sheet: Green waste


Chemical Disposal Centre

Household chemicals that CANNOT go in your wheelie bin can be dropped off at the Chemical Disposal Centre on Fridays and the first Saturday of each month.
For a comprehensive listing of what can and cannot be taken the Chemical Disposal Centre click here.

Factsheet: Chemical waste 


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.

Factsheet: Container Deposit Scheme


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

Fact sheet: Construction and demolition waste