But compost is cool!
Just put all your food scraps (except onions/citrus etc) in a bin in the kitchen. When it gets full, tip it out into an outside compost bin. Add some newspaper/egg cartons/dry grass etc to balance the compost. Add a bit of water occasionally and stir it occasionally. Eventually it will break down and will be great fertilizer to use on the garden.
(I usually let Sam look after the compost.)