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Pre-cyclone clean-up

Our Annual Pre-Cyclone Clean Up is held once a year and is the hard rubbish collection for the Darwin municipality.

Pre Cyclone Clean Up logo

The pre-cyclone clean-up is our annual hard rubbish collection to help residents tidy their yard in preparation for the cyclone season. The clean-up removes items which could become dangerous missiles in the event of a cyclone. 

2017 Zones and Dates

For the clean up to go smoothly, we've divided the collection into two zones carried out on two different days. You can find the collection date for your area via the map or our list of suburbs.

Pre-cyclone clean up map with zones

Zone 1 (North) 

Put your items out for collection by:

Saturday 2 September 2017

  • Alawa
  • Anula
  • Brinkin
  • Casuarina
  • Jingili
  • Karama
  • Leanyer
  • Lyons
  • Malak
  • Marrara
  • Moil
  • Muirhead
  • Nakara
  • Tiwi
  • Wagaman
  • Wanguri
  • Wulagi

Zone 2 (South)

Put your items out for collection by:

Saturday 16 September 2017

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

Do you require assistance?

Seniors and residents with mobility limitations can request assistance to remove items from their property.

Please contact us no later than the Friday before your collection

08 8930 0300

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, please separate your items into groups with similar items.

Be sure to leave a space between groups rather than bundling everything together.

how to group your items for the precyclone clean up

What will be picked up during the clean up?

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

General Household

  • furniture in good condition
  • intact kitchenware
  • good timber
  • toys
  • books
  • cardboard

Other Household

  • old carpet rolls
  • broken furniture
  • mattresses
  • old clothes
  • pallets


  • TVs
  • computers
  • tablets
  • monitors

Scrap Metals

  • 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.

More Information

Contact our waste team for more pre-cyclone clean-up information

08 8930 0300

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