Welcome to TOMRA Coconut Grove! Darwin’s only fully automated Recycling Centre. Located at 11 Tang Street, it has 6 Reverse Vending Machines, express bag drop, commercial bulk service and air-conditioning. So it’s faster, family-friendly and more rewarding than ever. Plus, no more pre-sorting your containers by colour, you now only need to separate glass from lightweights and our technology will sort the rest for you.

    Our Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) can take up to 100 containers per minute and are a great way for children to get involved and become a part of recycling.

    Got more than 50 containers? You can use our Bag Drop Express service by simply passing your bags through a chute for our helpful team to count your containers for you. There are two easy options:

    • Wait and Redeem – you are welcome to wait whilst the team count your containers and hand you a voucher to redeem your refund as instant cash, or
    • Drop & Go – you can receive a digital refund onto the myTOMRA app, with a voucher stored in your phone to redeem as cash from us another time, or you can save it to your PayPal account. You can learn more about how the Bag Drop works in the Recycling Centre.

    Introducing the modern way to recycle!


    • Counts up to 100 containers per minute
    • No need to pre-sort your glass by colour
    • No need to pre-sort your lightweights
    • 100% accurate count

    More Family Friendly

    • Clean and Modern
    • Kids can get involved in recycling too
    • Open 6 days a week, convenient hours

    More Rewarding

    • Instant Cash
    • Digital Refunds
    • Donate to a local charity

    How do I get my refund? 

    You will be able to claim your refund in 3 ways – as cash, as a digital payment into your PayPal account via the myTOMRA App, or as a charity donation.


    1. Put your first container in the machine to begin
    2. Once you have put all of your containers in, select “Voucher”
    3. Hand the printed voucher to our cashier for a cash refund

    Worried about losing your paper voucher? You can store the voucher on your phone:

    1. Download the myTOMRA App
    2. Go to Payment Settings in the menu and ensure ‘Digital Voucher’ is selected for NT.
    3. Before you put in your first container, scan the barcode from your myTOMRA app
    4. Once you have put all of your containers in, select “Payout”
    5. Your refund will appear in the app as an E-voucher immediately
    6. Show this to the cashier to claim your cash

    PayPal payout:

    1. Download the myTOMRA App
    2. Go to Payment Settings in the menu and ensure ‘PayPal’ is selected for Australia – Northern Territory.
    3. Before you put in your first container, scan the barcode from your myTOMRA app
    4. Once you have put all of your containers in, select “Payout”
    5. Your refund will appear in your PayPal account within 24 hours


    1. Put your first container in the RVM to begin
    2. When you’re finished, select “Donate”
    3. Select your charity of choice and confirm

    What containers are eligible? 

    Most beverage containers, made from aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard, and smaller than 3L are eligible for a 10c refund – this includes small Yakult bottles, wine satchels and more. All eligible containers will list one of the following sentences on their labels:

    • “10c refund at collection depots/points in participating State/Territory of purchase”; or
    • “10c refund at SA/NT collection depots in State/Territory of purchase”; or
    • “10c refund at collection depots when sold in NT”.

    For more information, please see the NT EPA website for more details. We advise that containers should remain uncrushed, lids removed and with the original labels on so that our kiosks can scan their barcodes.

    TOMRA Recycling Centre Coconut Grove

    11 Tang St, Coconut Grove NT 0810
    Opening Hours:

      • Monday – Friday: 8am-6pm
      • Saturday: 8am-1pm
      • Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

    Services: Reverse Vending, Bag Drop Express*, Commercial Bulk Service
    Materials:  Glass, Plastic, Liquid Paperboard, Aluminium, Steel
    Payment Types: Cash, PayPal, Charity Donation
    Phone: 1300 418 144
    Email:  help.nt@tomra.com
    Charity Donation Partners
    Cans For Koalas [WWF-Australia]

    *To increase the safety and wellbeing of our customers & team members during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing a number of temporary changes at our TOMRA Recycling Centres in NSW and NT:

    • We will be closing all of our Recycling Centres for 2 brief periods of 15 mins at 11am and 2.30pm each day – to allow for additional thorough cleaning of our facilities
    • We will be restricting the total number of people allowed inside our Recycling Centres at any one time to ensure good social distancing can be maintained by all of our customers – and to comply with Government mandates that prohibit large gatherings
    • We are introducing a new traffic flow system at all of our depots – together with clearly marked crosses for people to stand on whilst either using the machines or waiting to use the machines – again to ensure people can practice good social distancing
    • We have enabled Touch Free Recycling by reducing the time-out function on our machines from 30 secs to 15 secs and signage at all Recycling Centres clearly explains how to take advantage of this
    • We are temporarily suspending our bag drop service so that we can focus on providing the best possible Touch-Free Recycling experience through our reverse vending machine technology

    If you have any further questions on this our friendly team will assist you in the Centre.

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