Go Green & Go Brown
Here's a great concise Guide to Composting from Seventh Generation. You do NOT need to build a composter either. Ours just sits in an almost invisible spot in our side yard.
We keep a large Tupperware bin on the kitchen counter to hold the "stuff" (coffee grinds, banana peels, egg shells, orange peels, etc.) until it's full. Add shredded paper as well.
We're going to switch from twice a week garbage pickup to once a week. Between recycling and composting, not much is left.
Where would we be without water?
6 days ago