It’s that time of year when you need to clear all that hard waste from around your properties to prepare for cyclone season.
City of Darwin’s free annual hard rubbish clean-up starts on Monday, 6 September, with suburbs allocated across two pickup zones.
Zone 1 – Items need to be left out by Sunday 5 September for collection from Monday, 6 September in Alawa, Anula, Brinkin, Casuarina, Jingili, Karama, Leanyer, Lyons, Malak, Marrara, Moil, Muirhead, Nakara, Tiwi, Wagaman, Wanguri and Wulagi.
Zone 2 – Items need to be left out by Sunday,19 September for collection from Monday, 20 September in Bayview, Coconut Grove, Darwin City, Fannie Bay, Larrakeyah, Ludmilla, Millner, Nightcliff, Parap, Rapid Creek, Stuart Park, The Gardens, The Narrows and Woolner.
CEO Scott Waters said that this is an opportune time for residents to take advantage of this free service and get rid of any unwanted items that may be a hazard in the event of a cyclone.
“Our collection team will move through each of the suburbs collecting all items at once and leaving verges clear of all rubbish. So, please make sure all your items are out for pick up once they have been they won’t be back.
“This is a great opportunity for residents across Darwin to do their pre-cyclone clean up and place hazardous items on the verges in front of their homes for collection.
“It is especially important to have similar items separated so they can be easily collected such as e-waste, whitegoods and scrap metal, which are all accepted in the clean-up.
“Many items put out for collection can be reused or recycled and these will be taken directly to the Helping People Achieve (HPA) Recycle Shop at Shoal Bay.”
Items NOT to be included as part of the collection process are green waste, liquids, paint, glass, tyres or car parts.
City of Darwin can assist seniors or residents with mobility limitations who are unable to put their items out for collection. Please email call 0830 0300 or email email@example.com for assistance.
For information and helpful hints on what items are acceptable and not acceptable for hard waste collection, visit: www.darwin.nt.gov.au/pccu.
Authorised by CEO Scott Waters
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