CAN I COMPOST?
A: Yes, yes, and YES! Honestly, it’s one of the best choices you’ll ever make, especially once you see how little regular trash you generate. (In my house we can get it under a bag a week for a family of four.) You can skip the compost pail inside the house if you want—just take scraps out with every meal prep. If your yard space is limited, check out the loads of cute countertop compost bins; you’ll just have to dump the end result into flowerpots and the garden more frequently. If you have a bigger yard, a compost site can be as low key as a pile (I mean that quite literally) or as fancy as a self-contained compost bin that turns.
ONE NOTE: Throw any kind of meat, bones, fish, fats, dairy, and pet droppings into the regular trash.