During my growing-up years, my parents had a small garden in our backyard. As a result, we were all in the habit of tossing our fruit and veggie scraps into an empty milk jug, and then taking that jug outside to dump the day's collection into our compost bin. A routine spreading of the compost on our garden had terrific results! Even in the blazing Arizona heat, we had giant tomatoes, beets, carrots, and other deliciousness gracing our garden.
My parents have since moved, and we are planning on putting in a nice garden for my mom for mothers' day in their new backyard. A compost bin is a necessary companion to her new garden. A "beehive" container like the one above, (via Tilly's Nest), would be a beautiful way to disguise it!