With the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables we go through in our house, it is no wonder we began composting. I saw a posting from the Sanitation Department for compost bins for $20. We found a place in our backyard and began putting in the peelings from our fruits and vegetables, some layers of newspapers, and egg shells. You can’t imagine how easy it was to fill up! Yet there was always space for more because the compost was processed by busy worms and became rich soil for our garden. The next year, we used it and had the best tomatoes!
I had feared composting because I thought it would smell, but it does not. The bin keeps everything confined to an area and is a good place for all those discarded items. It also means our trash is cleaner, because all the wet items are in the compost.
If you were on the edge about composting, I recommend giving it a try. The yield from our summer garden has increased and we get to use all those ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs in our cooking.