Pre-Cyclone Season Clean Up 2016



Pre-cyclone cleanup

At City of Darwin, residential rate payers are provided with a pre-cyclone clean-up service. The pre-cyclone clean-up service is similar to a hard rubbish collection to help residents tidy up their yard in preparation for the cyclone season. The clean-up removes items which could become dangerous missiles in the event of a cyclone.

Commercial rate payers (businesses) are not entitled to a collection.

Key Dates and Suburbs

Northern Suburbs

The Northern Suburbs Pre-Cyclone Clean Up took place from Sunday 28 August 2016. Waste from the following suburbs was collected:

Alawa, Anula, Brinkin, Jingili, Karama, Leanyer, Lyons, Malak, Marrara, Moil, Muirhead, Nakara, Tiwi, Wagaman, Wanguri and Wulagi.

Southern Suburbs

The Sourthern Suburbs Pre-Cyclone Clean Up took place from Saturday 17 September 2016. Waste from the following suburbs was collected:

Bayview, Coconut Grove, Darwin City, , Fannie Bay, Larrakeyah, Ludmilla, Millner, Nightcliff, Parap, Rapid Creek, Stuart Park, The Gardens, The Narrows and Woolner.


Residents Requiring Assistance

Seniors and residents with a disability can request assistance to remove items from their property. Please call Council on 8930 0300 no later than the Friday before your collection.

Tips on Safety when placing your items 

  • Ensure you place your items in a responsible way and keep the footpaths clear
  • Be aware of potential danger of items placed on other people's nature strips
  • Remember to keep footpaths clear and be mindful of the safety of others

Separate Your Items

To make collection easier, we ask that items are separated into groups with like-items. Leave a space between groups rather than bundling everything together. 

PCCU 2016 group items together

What will be picked up during the clean up?

Many items can be reused and recycled. To help, we ask that you separate items into groups of similar materials as each group is processed into different categories.

Here’s an example of what will be collected and how to group your materials

General Household 
household goods group 1
  • furniture in good condition
  • intact kitchenware
  • good timber
  • toys
  • books
  • cardboard
Other Household
broken and old group 2
  • old carpet rolls
  • broken furniture
  • mattresses
  • old clothes
  • pallets
e-waste group 3
  • TVs
  • Computers
  • tablets
  • monitors


Scrap Metals
scrap metals group 4
  • bedframes
  • futon frame
  • nuts and bolts
  • trampolines
  • steel/aluminium
  • washing machines
  • bbqs
  • appliances
  • bikes


Items that will not be collected are: 

  • garden refuse
  • liquids
  • paints
  • asbestos
  • car bodies
For information on how to dispose of these items please contact City of Darwin on 8930 0300.

To find out more about the pre-cyclone clean-up, please contact City of Darwin on 08 8930 0300 or email