Mocha, making compost is really very easy.
After you get your trash can, I would suggest using a 1/4" bit and drilling holes so air can get into it on the sides and do the same thing on the bottom for drainage.
Then you add your "greens" and "browns" and here is the list I use of things you can put in your compost and things you should NOT put in your compost. I don't add any dirt to mine, but some people do. Compost needs both air and water, so you have to keep your pile/bin moist, but NOT wet. I should feel like a damp sponge.
I try to turn my compost a couple of times a week when possible (but I can't in the winter). I would roll the can a couple of times a week, or at least once a week. You'll have some awesome "Black Gold" in the spring
and your plants
and veggies will love you!
What TO Compost
Common "Brown" (high-carbon) Ingredients
Hay and Straw
Corncobs, Stalks, Vegetable Stalks
Shredded Paper (no colored ink)
Wood Chips and Sawdust
Wood Ash (in moderation)
Common "Green" (high-nitrogen) Ingredients:
Grass, Lawn Clippings, Fresh Leavesweeds
and Other Garden Wastes
Eggshells, Coffee Grounds, Paper Filters
Kitchen Scraps, Vegetable & Fruit Parings
Horse and Cow Manure
Feathers, Hair, Lint, Sweepings
What NOT to Compost (details)
Chemically-treated Wood Products
Meat, Bones, and Fatty Foods
Plastic, Glass, or Metals
Paper with Colored Inks