What can go into the fish bins?

Any organic marine waste can go into the fish bins. This includes (but is not limited to) offal from any fish, abalone, sea urchins, oysters, mussels, seaweed and other marine creatures. You can also discard your left over bait. But remember, choose the right bin and PLEASE REMOVE FROM THE PLASTIC BAG FIRST!! (Council has provided yellow recycling and red landfill bins at the boat ramps to help you).

Can I put plastic into the fish bins?

The simple answer is NO. Strictly no plastic or general waste in the fish marine waste bins please! We have to decontaminate the fish bins by hand so please choose the right bin for your marine waste. Council has provided red and yellow bins at the fishing boat ramps for your general waste and recycling to make it easy to ‘choose the right bin’.

Can I put newspaper/cardboard into fish bins?

No, please put your recycling in the yellow recycling bin provided. Nothing apart from organic marine waste should go into the blue fish bins.

How is the fish composted?

We mix the marine waste with local pine bark mulch, then composted using an innovative marine waste composting approach which has been developed by Ocean2earth. The compost is then tested to meet EPA regulations and bagged for our customers.

What is in the compost?

Our compost is made of 100% natural ingredients which include marine waste, pine bark mulch and a house made specialised inoculant. Our innovative composting methodology has been developed over many years and transforms recycled fish waste into premium fish compost your garden will love!

*Where can I buy the fish compost?

Ocean2earth Australia Compost can be purchased online here  or through a range of suppliers and retailers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in stocking our product.

How can I get my local Council involved?

Ocean2earth Australia would love to extend its services to other interested Councils along Australia’s east coast. We would be more than happy to discuss providing fish marine waste bins and a marine waste collection service at your local fishing boat ramp. Your local Council can contact O2E staff through the contact details provided on this website to get the conversation about turning fish waste into compost started.

Latest News

Eden brothers turning fish waste into compost – Ocean2earth!

Article written: Ian Campbell – About Regional Two brothers from Eden have created a new business that turns fish waste into compost and solved an ongoing problem facing the community at Bega Valley boat ramps. Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain, has launched Ocean2earth, an Eden-based company founded by Kyran and Tim Crane.

Ocean2earth plans on turning Bega Valley’s fish waste into compost

Article by Albert McKnight Bega District News In a first for the state, and possibly the country, a new initiative based in the Bega Valley will turn fish waste produced from fishing into organic garden compost.