With our wet weather comes the potential for cyclones.

We urge those new to the region and remind those that aren't to undertake preparation on this front as sometimes on an announcement of a severe weather warning our shop shelves become depleted of food stores, batteries, torches and other essential items, so it's best to stock up on these early and be prepared.

To make sure you and your family are ready, visit the Secure NT website for tips and assistance on how to prepare for the wet season and what to include in your cyclone kit.

In the event of a cyclonic event, we will endeavor to keep you updated via our website, so please check back for building closures and post event clean-ups.

You can also find a preparation and safety checklist on Bureau of Meterology  to assist in your planning. This site is a great resource for tracking weather during these events and tune into your local radio station that also provides regular updates.

Pre-cyclone clean up

Prior to each wet season, Council conducts a hard rubbish collection service for all suburbs to help residents prepare for the cyclone season.

For seniors and residents with a disability requiring assistance moving large items to the verge, please phone Council on 8935 9955 at least one week prior to collection.

Hints and tips

What will be collected: Household quantities of white goods, air conditioners, steel, bicycles, furniture and household building materials.

What won’t be collected: Green, domestic and commercial waste, gas bottles, car parts, vehicle bodies, tyres, paint, oils, chemicals or other hazardous waste.

When to place items on the verge: Items ready for collection are to be placed on the verge in front of your property on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the collection dates for your suburb. Please make sure when placing items on the verge all footpaths are kept clear and pedestrians have safe access to walkways.

When the collection will take place: Collection will occur on the Monday following the weekend collection dates allocated to your suburb.

Please note: Contractors will record the address of each property they attend. Items which appear on the verge after the dates specified will not be collected. Individual household items deemed to be of a commercial quantity will not be collected and it will be the responsibility of the owner to correctly dispose of the waste.