Hi, I'm Amie and I'm a lazy composter. I want to do my part to keep kitchen scraps out of landfills, but I don't want to spend much time/energy doing it. You too can be a lazy composter.
Keep empty yogurt or take-out containers handy to gather kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, etc.
Store the containers in the freezer until they are so full you can no longer close them.
Dump the scraps into your composting bin. I use an old metal trashcan purchased at a yard sale. Eric drilled holes into the bottom for drainage. It's in a corner of our yard that you can't really see. I try to remember to turn the compost every week or so, but this is where I get really lazy.
Do you want to see inside? You do, right?
Well, here it is, not so scary. It's amazing to see how fast the scraps go down. I just added some "browns" - old leaves to the bin. When it's time to plant and use the compost, I (meaning Eric) puts the top layer of the bin in a wheelbarrow. At the bottom is all the really good compost and I add that to the garden. We then put the reserved compost back into the bin and keep adding stuff. Even if you don't use the compost, it's amazing how much you keep out of the trash.
For more info on composting and gardening in general, check out You Grow Girl.