Waste Collection & Disposal

Refuse and Recycling Facility 

The Shark Bay Refuse and Recycling Facility is located on the Denham Hamelin Road approximately 2km from the Denham Townsite. 

To view the Christmas/New Year Opening Hours for the Refuse Site - please click here

Opening times are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm + 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00am (Additional $10.50 fee applies on this day)

Refuse Tip Fees - Click here to view Fees and Charges

Bin Collection 

Collection Days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

Please observe these requirements to assist with your waste collection

  • Bins must be placed on verge prior to 6.00am on your collection day
  • Leave a half metre gap between bins or obstacles
  • Do not place rubbish beside or on top of the bin,
  • Do not overload the bin (maximum 70kg)
  • No paint, chemicals, liquids, car batteries or motor oil
  • Remove the bin from the verge as soon as possible after collection
  • The bins are for domestic waste only
  • Do not put bricks, heavy timber or steel in the bin –these materials can damage the collection equipment and your bins
  • Your bin may not be picked up if these items are placed in the bin.


Residents can drop-off household amounts of recyclables including bottles, cans, paper and cardboard at the Shark Bay Bring Centre, located at 105 Dampier Road, Denham.  The Shark Bay Bring Centre is open all hours and is for the use of residents only (no commercial use). 

The Shark Bay Bring Centre is for the use of listed recyclables ONLY, please do not dump any junk or general waste. The site is monitored by CCTV at all times, please click here for the list of recycables. 

Cyclone Clean-Up

The Shire of Shark Bay performs roadside pick-up once a year before cyclone season. The 2019 cyclone clean-up was conducted on 11 November 2019. 

Keep Australia Beautiful 

The Shire of Shark Bay participates in the annual Keep Australia Beautiful Clean-Up in March. Residents will be notified in advance of the date.