Quote Originally Posted by queen60 View Post
Not a good idea. The problem with dumping scraps is it will attract vermin like rats and raccoons. Our old neighbor started what he called a 'compost pile' but was actually a personal garbage dump. We ended up having to clean, disinfect, and rat-proof our garage, since it made a convenient shelter for the rats feeding on the garbage.
There are many thousands of compost piles around the country and it does not attract vermin. I have been composting here for 25 years and I don't have a problem. Now if you live in a suburban area and want to compost, then I would recommend a compost maker, which is a large container that you turn periodically. It keeps any vermin out.