Disposing of Commercial Waste
Any waste that is produced from a business activity is considered to be commercial waste. This includes any home-based business loads that require transport via a commercial vehicle or truck.
Commercial operators have a number of options when disposing of your waste. How you do this will depend on the quantity and type of waste you are disposing.
Commercial Waste Disposal at Shoal Bay
Our Waste Management Facility at Shoal Bay provides a range of commercial waste disposal options for your business. With payment options to suit you and convenient opening times, Shoal Bay is a simple, accessible way for your business to dispose its waste.
Commercial Disposal at Shoal Bay
Commercial Bin Collection
If you own and run a business in Darwin, you may find it more convenient to have your commercial waste collected from your premises.
Council does not provide collection services to businesses in the Darwin municipality, however there are a number of waste transport operators that do provide this service. Costs and services available do vary and we recommend that you contact these operators directly to find the right solution for your business.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
We understand that different businesses generate many types of waste, some of which are hazardous.
We are unable to provide disposal options for most types of commercial hazardous waste. Some forms of hazardous waste can be accepted at the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility with prior approval, this includes asbestos and contaminated soils.
Types of commercial hazardous waste not accepted at Shoal Bay
- Chemicals and acids
- Fluorescent tubes
- Light Globes
- Contaminated materials.
There are a number of waste transporter operators in the Darwin region that provide business solutions for hazardous waste disposal. We suggest contacting these operators directly for advice and assistance to suit your business.
Disposal of End of Life Tyres at Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility
As of 23 January 2023, City of Darwin will increase the gate fee for all commercial operators bringing tyres to Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility and cease accepting shredded tyres.
To ensure cost recovery when recycling tyres, disposal fees for commercial operators will increase from $750 per tonne to $1,180 per tonne (including GST)
City of Darwin has made a commitment to reducing waste to landfill and supporting a circular economy at SBWMF where materials are reused and recycled.
Tyres received at SBWMF will be recycled into other products and shredded tyres will no longer be received as they are not processed to a grade suitable for recycling.
Shoal Bay EPA Licence
The Shoal Bay Landfill is effectively regulated by the NT EPA through a site licencing system. This site licence controls development and operational activities at the site, requires environmental monitoring activities to be undertaken and reported upon and requires overall compliance with a wide range of environmental and operational performance criteria.
A copy of the licence is available through the following link: SBWMF EPA Licence