At this point just about everyone knows to put food scraps in the compost bin but that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to composting.
I have a large compost pile that yeilded about 3 cubic feet of beautiful black soil this spring. I compost just about everything possible while still keeping it look like compost and not a garbage dump.
Vegetable food scraps
small amounts of cardboard
household sweepings and vacuum contents
tissues used for nose blowing
paper egg cartons
house plant trimmings
outdated vitamins and minerals
small amounts of raw fish.
small amounts of newspaper
Fish tank water & activated charcoal
wine must(sediments from making homemade wine)
Do Not compost:
Heat sensitive paper like fax paper.
toxic house plants like poinsettia