For food waste, use a dishwasher-safe ceramic composting crock pot or other small vessel to collect scraps right on your kitchen counter. Toss in just about everything that isn't dairy, meat, fish, or oils and fats.
All you need to start your compost system are:
GREENS, which are nitrogen-rich
- fresh grass
- plant clippings
- fruit and vegetable parts
- coffee grounds (with or without filter)
- tea bags
- human hair
- dead leaves
- brown grass clippings
- shredded newspaper
- dead plants and flowers
- pine needles
We have huge piles of compost in different stages in our yard. I had to start a separate pile for Johnson Grass because I will need to burn it when it is reduced. Either that or send it to landfill, which I refuse to do. Never compost weeds or diseased plants unless you want to grow more. I learned this the hard way. LOL
With compositing and recycling, I have less than one container of garbage each week. My plan is to totally do away with garbage collection for my household. Zero-waste. Wish me luck.