What you'll need
A closeable container, I purchased this one at Costco for $15.
Dremel Tool or Hand Saw
A hoe or something to toss your compost
A container to transport your scraps in(optional)
Step 1: Cut Holes and Screen Them Up
For placement, I've found that a little sun is ideal for my compost, it doesn't dry out being in a very humid climate, but the heat of the sun helps break things down. If you find your bin is drying out, put a tarp over the top or place in the shade. Dry materials won't break down as fast.
Step 2: Now Add Scraps!
Fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds, filters, eggs shells(ground up), newspaper, grass clipping and any other plant material.
Do not put:
Meat, eggs, fish, dairy products or manure except those from herbivores.
Use the hoe to regularly rotate the compost and in a few months you'll have great soil to use in your garden.