Steve and I started a compost bin last week! We picked up some old fence panels from my dad and Steve fashioned them in to a great compost bin. What a way to recycle!
Composting is an easy way to reuse the kitchen and yard scraps and make a nice mixture for your garden. Check out Composting 101 for how to get started. Also check out this page for how to make a simple compost bin out of wooden pallets.
Something else you can do over the cold New England winters, is compost with worms, yes worms! I'm considering getting set up for this. It doesn't take much work and allows you to compost all year round. The Composting 101 link also has information on "vermicomposting".
I would love to see pics of your compost bin if you have one and happy composting!