Also To Reduce Yard Waste:
Another way to reduce garbage is to compost with worms, also called vermicomposting. Instead of dicarding your food scraps you can recycle them with the help of worms. Vermicomposting uses Red Wriggler worms to turn organic wastes into very high quality compost.
Worms convert waste faster! By using worms to compost, the organic gardener can convert approximately 6 to 8 pounds of organics PER DAY into vermicompost!
It reduces household garbage disposal costs, saves water and electricity helps eliminate organic waste from going into the garbage and thus reduces odor and pests from invading your garbage container produces a free, high quality compost uses little space and can be done indoors with little effort keeps you supplied with free worms for fishing!
University of Minnesota Extensions services (Gardening Information)
Sustainable Urban Landscape Info services (MN)
A resource for vermicomposting (MN): Laverme's Worms
For instructions on making your own compost bin: lowes.com