I have a little 1-gallon bucket that lives in my kitchen sink. Everyday I fill it up with compostable bits and pieces of kitchen life, and at the end of the night, I walk it out front and toss it in my big, old hot and steaming pile of compost.
MONDAY: Coffee grounds, paper towels, flower clippings.
I won't bother telling you how to compost because it's not something I even know how to do very well. Every year I have to do a little research to remind myself what makes a good pile of compost, and then I adjust. (Just recently I realized I probably didn't have enough nitrogen matter in the pile so I threw a phone book in, ya know, just to *even* things out.)
We built a two-part bin so we could fill one side while the other breaks down. We've never had any issues with smell or rodents and fill it with just about everything: chicken poop and sawdust, kitchen scraps and newspaper, old soil from the yard and shredded top-secret documents.
TUESDAY: Bananas, strawberries and wool *balls* pulled from the vacuum.
WEDNESDAY: Paper, eggshells, onionskins and orange peels.
THURSDAY: Fruit and paper towels...paper towels and fruit.
FRIDAY: Meyer lemons after a batch of sorbet.
SATURDAY: Camellias, coffee grounds and more bananas.
SUNDAY: Nut shells, lemons, limes and butternut squash.