Just to answer a couple of queries:
We have two modular recycled plastic bins like these:
and one like this:
The top ones are brilliant for composting household waste into rich soil, and the bottom one not so good, so I use the bottom one for grass cuttings and bunny cage waste and take my rich compost for the garden from the top, while the produce from the bottom is mixed into the ground once rotted down.
I always have a plastic tub on my kitchen worktop, and the following go into it for the compost:
- vegetable peelings
- onion skins
- small scraps of cotton thread or wool from sewing in ends
I also put shredded newspaper into all my compost bins, and (look away if squeamish now) if one of us wants a 'wee' when we are in the garden, then a small pot of fresh 'wee' is added to the compost bin too.
And a carrier bag taken to the seaside for the day brings back seaweed, which I tear up and bung into the pile.
Please ask me any questions and I will do my best to answer quickly.