We compost waste outdoors in our experimental composting station. Here's how we do it -

By composting and recycling, a lot less garbage goes to landfill. It is easy to make it a habit, and it makes a big difference!

The added bonus is that the compost makes our garden and we don't need to use as many chemicals, fertilizers and water.

There are different types of outdooor composters.

Mesh & Wooden
Advantage:  inexpensive, and stay in one spot.
Disadvantage: the compost is hard to turn

Look for plans to make wooden composters on the internet
Don't use treated wood, or pallets as they may leach toxic chemicals into the compost.
We're using one of these. 

Purchased Stationary Composters

The Earth Machine Composters
We're using one of these.

All Green Tera Garden Composter
Home Hardware $100

Advantages: cheap (under $100), the dark absorbs heat for better composting
Disadvantages: hard to turn the compost

Green Cone Composters

These rest on a hole in the ground. The tiny organisms in the ground move in and process the compost. They're great for people who don't want to use their compost, but want to reduce waste. We're trying one out. Two of our school families love them.

There are interesting composters that can turn, making the food waste turn into compost much faster and more easily. We are trying these three. Kids love turning them!

Advantages: easy to turn
Disadvantages: expensive ($100-$500).
If at school, they need to be fenced, or they'll be vandalized.

Natura Tumbling Composter
$110, Home Hardware

Mark's Choice Green Tumbling Composter,
200L, $200 Home Hardware

Sun-Mar horizontal rotating composter
The finished compost comes out the end
$329 at Home Hardware

Great Links:

Perfect Compost