Plastic bottles and containers are made from natural resources such as crude oil, natural gas and coal. Most plastic is not biodegradable and will persist in the environment for hundreds of years.
If your workplace or business has large quantities of plastic bottles and containers to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or pick up service options.
Plastic Bottles and Containers in the City of Darwin area
Below is where you can recycle Plastic Bottles and Containers near you:
- City of Darwin - Kerbside Recycling Collection
- Drop off Facility - Shoal Bay Recycle shop and recycling facility
- Drop off Facility - Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility
Drop off locations for Containers & Packaging
6 drop off businesses match on Containers & Packaging within approx 60km of Darwin NT
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Pick up locations for Containers & Packaging
8 pick up businesses match your query on Containers & Packaging
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|Business Name||Details||Picks up||Fees||Approved||Provider|
|NT Recycling Solutions||Pick up service only provided for commercial quantities...||NT (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Cleanaway||Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p...||NT||May apply|
|Advanced Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd||bulk quantities only will provide bins for service re...||NT (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Bevcon Recycling - (NT Cash for Containers)||Pick up by prior arrangement only. Commercial quantitie...||NT (Metro Area Only)||Free|
|Bagnall Agencies||By arrangement for bulk quantities only.||NT||Free|
|eCycleCorp Pty Ltd||Bulk quantities||Nationally||May apply|
|REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd||REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r...||Nationally||May apply|
|VISY Recycling||We can arrange pick up for all through our various cont...||NT||May apply|
The NT Container Deposit Scheme
The NT Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) provides public drop off points which pay the 10-cent refund for each container purchased in the NT. Some of the containers covered include soft drinks, fruit-based drinks and sports drinks (3L or less); favoured milk and water (less than 1L); and beer, cider and mixed drinks (3L or less). You can ensure you receive your refund by not crushing containers, keeping the lid on, presenting relatively clean containers and sorting containers into material types.
Confusion with recycling plastic containers:
A triangle with a number (1 to 7) inside stamped on a plastic container or bottle is part of the Plastic Identification Code.
This code identifies the type of plastic the product is - not if it can be recycled.
People often confuse the 'plastic identification code' for the general recycling symbol (mobius loop), which involves three chasing arrows.
About Plastic Lids
Most councils will ask you to remove the lids from your plastic bottles before you place them in your recycling container, for the following reasons:
- Plastic bottles must have lids off and be empty because the weight of a half full bottle makes it more difficult for the recyclers automated systems to recognise it as a particular recyclable item.
- Plastic bottles must have lids off and be empty to prevent the liquid spilling and ruining other recyclable products or damaging the equipment at the recycling centre
- The plastic lid is a different type of plastic from the bottle
- Plastic lids are too small for recyclers to recover with current technology