This three-bin setup is the classic, DIY backyard composting system. Has one pile to add to, one pile that is decomposing, and one finished pile to use in the garden. For instructions on building your own, go to extension.edu/Publications/PM
Collect all grass clipping and yard trash but be certain to mix with the "brown" materials like leaves and shredded paper to add carbon. Do not compost meats or pet dropping. Stick with food scraps and yard waste.
(link) 5 DIY Composting Techniques for Creating Your Own Rich, Organic Fertilizer ~ "basic", "bin", "quick", "trenching" and "worm" are the five composting techniques. ~ for more great PINs w/good links visit ~ have fun!
Good info on storing food scraps until ready to go and Easy composting - trenching and raised bed integration. Great microbial activity which promotes earthworms, gives you amazing soil that you could never buy anywhere else and reduces waste.