Below you will find practical information on steps you can take to help preserve the environmental values of Hyams Beach

The Shoalhaven Council has issued an informative leaflet ‘What Goes In the Yellow Bin’. It very clearly sets out how we can all contribute to reducing future demands for landfill and be part of a more sustainable future.

The leaflet can be accessed using the following link to the Council website:

https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Waste-and-recycling/Recycling

Here is a ‘quick glance’ guide to what can be recycled in your yellow bin:

What can be recycled in the yellow lid kerbside bin

Many household items can be recycled through the yellow lid kerbside recycling bin including:  

  • Newspapers, magazines, advertising leaflets & envelopes
  • Flattened cardboard & cardboard boxes
  • All rigid plastic bottles & containers e.g drink bottles, milk bottles, margarine & ice cream containers, shampoo & detergent bottles 
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars (all colours)
  • Aluminium cans
  • Steel cans e.g baked bean tins, pet food cans etc
  • Aerosol cans – just take the spray nozzle off

Note: Please rinse your recyclables with leftover dishwashing or sink water, NOT fresh water

And at last, something constructive you can do with all those lids from milk, water, juice and soft drink bottles.  All the information you need can be found from the following link…  Start collecting lids now!

Lids for Kids

Controlling Weeds in Hyams Beach

Asparagus fern is starting to appear in more sites in the village.  This is an invasive weed that can quickly smother native plants.  For information on how to control asparagus weed, please refer to this link:

https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/AsparagusFern

 Martin Fortescue has prepared the following guide to keeping our village weed free:

Controlling weeds in Hyams Beach What you can do to help

Jervis Bay Marine Park Users Guide​

After hours phone number for Marine Parks:  1800043536

Illegal jet ski activity phone RMS on 131236

Controlling Indian Myna Birds

Jenny Rutherford attended a meeting at Shoalhaven Council to hear a talk regarding the eradication of Indian Myna birds.

As we have only a small number of myna birds in the village, there is no doubt that, with the concerted efforts of a small number of volunteers, Hyams Beach could be free of these aggressive pests.  If the myna bird families that have already settled in the village are allowed to continue to breed unchecked, they will, in time, decimate our native bird populations.

Jenny has kindly volunteered to co-ordinate such a project and would welcome expressions of interest from anyone willing to be involved.  You can contact Jenny via Contact Us or email HBVA (hbvaccb@gmail.com)

This pamphlet was prepared by the Canberra Indian Myna Action Group Inc. and explains why this bird is bad news for Australia’s native birds – and small mammals.  The pamphlet also lists things you can do around your house to help prevent the spread of myna birds.

Mynah Bird Flyer

Please report mynah bird sightings to Jenny or Vicki (44433323) – trap is available to anyone having an issue with mynah birds