Public Notice 40/20

October 14, 2020

Residents are advised that during the months from December to April, Christmas Islandcan be affected by cyclonic and/or storm activity. It is vital that homes and workplaces are free of loose items that can become dangerous in the event of strong winds.

Now is the time to clean up around homes and workplaces. Loose debris, vegetation, sheets of iron, empty drums etc. can become dangerous in the event of strong winds.

To assist with the clean-up, the Shire will be undertaking a general collection of unwanted items (other than household waste) from residential areas from Wednesday 4th November to Thursday 26th November inclusive.

A free collection service will be conducted as follows:


Wednesday 4th  & Thursday 5th November


Wednesday 11th  & Thursday 12th November

Silver City, Poon Saan and Taman  Sweetland

Wednesday 18th  & Thursday 19th November


Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th November

To assist this collection, waste types should be separated into different piles and be placed clear of obstructions in a location reasonably accessible by the Shire’s collection vehicle and work crews.  Tree branches and vegetation in particular should be stacked separately to facilitate easy dumping at the refuse site.

Only debris that can be lifted by one person will be removed. Anyone wishing to have bulky objects removed from their property will need to make special arrangements with the Shire.

People leaving the Island during the Christmas/Chinese New Year period should ensure that all objects capable of being moved by strong winds are secured. Wheelie bins should be removed from the edge of the road, cleaned and secured on your property.

This clean-up is provided to help protect you and your neighbour’s property. Your participation is encouraged and your co-operation in making our community safe is appreciated. Please note that cars motorcycles and boats will not be picked up.

For further information please contact the Foreman, Parks and Gardens on 9164 8515 Mob: 0439 215 312

David Price

Chief Executive Officer