Convoys of trucks have been moving through City of Darwin suburbs getting rid of unwanted items in the lead up to cyclone season and Zone 2 suburbs need to get prepared as your turn is next.
Items in Zone 2 need to be left out by Sunday, 19 September for collection from Monday, 20 September.
Zone 2 collection suburbs are Bayview, Coconut Grove, Darwin City, Fannie Bay, Larrakeyah, Ludmilla, Millner, Nightcliff, Parap, Rapid Creek, Stuart Park, The Gardens, The Narrows, Woolner and Cullen Bay.
CEO Scott Waters said that even though we are only halfway through Zone 1 collection, it is proving to be very busy with the most popular items collected so far are unwanted furniture and almost 30 tons of scrap metal.
“This is a terrific service offered to Darwin residents and we ask that they take the time to separate items. Many separated items can be recycled or reused at the Helping People Achieve (HPA) Trash and Treasure shop at the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility.
“Council’s aim is to divert waste from entering landfill and items that aren’t separated may be contaminated and taken to landfill, which is not our preferred course of action.”
“We have noticed that people are leaving a lot of cardboard, car tyres and glass out for collection. I’d like to remind residents that you can dispose of carboard in your own recycling collection bin, glass and tyres are prohibited items and will not be collected as part of this clean-up process.”
For information and helpful hints on what items are acceptable and not acceptable for collection, visit: www.darwin.nt.gov.au/pccu.
Authorised by CEO Scott Waters