What makes in to the compost and what goes to the landfill? That all really depends on how much dirt you own/rent to compost with.
There are various takes on this, and frankly... as far as I'm concerned, If its not paper, plastic, metal or glass... it probably belongs in the composter.
We started with a pint sized container beside the sink for ease-of-use in the first leg of the process.
When the kitchen top container get full, throw its contents in to the Happy farmer bucket and sprinkle on some Bokashi. You dont need to use the bio fermenting aid but it pretty much doubles the juice output of the bucket. There's instructions on happy farmer's site about making your own additive.http://www.scdworld.com/shop/deliver.cfm?page=emtech