We started a compost area in our backyard from what was left from the previous owners. They must have used this space to toss in their grass clippings, but we rebuilt it to make it a compost area for our future vegetable garden.
Compost is a great option for using up those leftover fruit and vegetable cuttings you might normally toss away in the garbage can. At times, too, we’ve had to toss in whole fruits or vegetables that have gone bad before we have gotten to them. We don’t end up in that situation as much now, as I’ve gotten into the habit of freezing anything that may start to turn for the worse (or putting it in a pot (potatoes/onions) to grow!).