Consider composting your food waste. Put the nutrients from food waste back into the soil, not into a landfill. Learn more about composter options for indoors and outdoors.
This tip comes as I am one week into my vermicompost experiment. So far, so good. My little helpers sustained one casualty so far — a little guy that crawled (or fell) out one of the drainage holes in the bottom and dried to a crisp before I found him (tear). As I’ve mentioned before, if you want to learn about composting with red worms (i.e., vermicomposting), check out the book Worms Eat my Garbage.
While you can just throw everything in a pile outside, there are some simple tricks that can make the composting action in the pile more efficient — specialized container definitely optional! Here are some composting-related links that may be of use:
Daily action from http://www.lcwr.org/lcwrsocialjustice/eoclentcalendar2010.pdf