muhahahaha I'm going to restart my worm composter. It's an odd thing that makes people gasp. Perhaps that's why I like it
It's a no-smell, indoor composter. Apartment-size.
A local vegetarian/activist store sells the worms (they have their own composters and sell the worms from their composters). Most of the worms were "rescued" from fishing stores, which started the process.
So you get the worms and add them to a plastic container. Larger container = larger composter. I like a 1.5' x 1' x 9" plastic container w/ a thin layer of rock, clay pot pieces, etc (for drainage). You can add just about anything as "starter" soil - peat moss, outdoor soil, potting soil, old indoor plant soil, leaves, grass, shredded newspaper. You need to add a little soil to whatever you have, as the worms need grit (however, where I buy the worms, they come in 5lbs of soil already).
Then, you add a little food to the composter every few days. No meat, no dairy, no fat, no eggs (clean egg shells are fine). I find it a great place to put vegetable scrapes, fruit cores, etc. If you follow this, there is no smell AT ALL, no flies, nothing. It looks like a big container of dirt (I keep it partially covered, so my cats won't pee in it). And, if you're lucky, the seeds of fruit often sprout. I grew potatoes in mine one winter
The worms won't eat anything growing.
After a couple months, the soil becomes a rich top soil. THen, I switch the soil from the composter to my plants, add that old soil to the composter and start over.
I had to get rid of the composter because my roommates kept picking at the worms and pestered them. So, I dug a hole in the front yard and let them go.
Those roommates have since left, and I've decided I miss my worm friends who poop for me in return for fruit
Sorry for rambling, but I'm quite excited