Composting is a form of recycling where organic discards are returned to the earth to nurture the soil providing nutrients to plants.
There are many items that can be composted in your back yard or in your home in a worm bin. Animal manure (not dog/cat feces or soiled cat litter ), Cardboard rolls, Clean paper, Coffee grounds and filters, Cotton rags, Dryer and vacuum cleaner lint, Eggshells, Fireplace ashes, Fruits and vegetables, Grass clippings, Hair and fur, Hay and straw, Houseplants, Leaves, Nut shells, Sawdust, Shredded newspaper, Tea bags, Wood chips, Wool rags, Yard trimmings.
Here is Westchester County information on backyard composting. Click here for pdf vestion
And here is information on how to comopost in your backyard from Cornell: Click here for pdf version