How do I start composting? via /r/gardening

How do I start composting?

My husband and I eat a lot of fresh fruit, veg & eggs. At the moment all those scraps just end up in our normal rubbish bin, it feels kind of wasteful. Can someone ELI5 how to start up a compost heap? Should it be a heap, or go in a bin? Our backyard is mainly weeds, including a lot of aniseed plants. Can that stuff go into composting? What can/can't?

Any information would be appreciated!

Submitted October 05, 2015 at 05:24AM by clumpymascara
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