We compost and it's totally worth it. The pros are that composting cuts down on what I put in the garbage and gives me free fertilizer for my veggie/herb gardens. It's basically no work to keep a compost pile/bin, just turn it when you add stuff & make sure it stays moist. If you grow veiggies/herbs, they'll love the compost you give them and will reward you with big healthy plants & a bumper crop harvest. If you grow flowers, you'll have healthy plants & lots of blooms. Another pro is that by using compost on your gardens, you're not using harsh chemical fertilizers.
The only con I can think of is that you have to take the scraps out to the pile every day or two (or they'll attract insects & smell up your kitchen). I positioned my compost bin outside on the edge of the side patio, which is just steps from my front door and easy to get to, even in the winter months with snow on the ground.
at 4:14 PM on Sep. 25, 2010