To set stage, have an area in the back corner, mostly shaded, to dump kitchen scraps, tp tolls etc. I keep that turned, and try to bury fresh stuff somewhat. When I got more involved with the herb business, have pile of 'dirt' next to it with dumped pots. Some of the dirt gets thrown on the scraps which seems to keep the worms happier, and varmits down.
I looked at it the other day and said Silly! I am working it into one big pile, perhaps 6 x 10, combining dirt, worms, scraps, etc. I won't be making compost in the strict sense of a finished black gold, but have enriched dirt.
In a short few weeks, some of this will be used to replenish the raised beds and in new beds. (what was I thinking!) I figure it will be rich, and for herbs especially not desired. So, use some of this and some of the $1/bag top soil. Of course when I scoop it out of the big pile will throw some of the worms and the big chunks of veggies back in.
I still have some basil pots to dump in the pile, and a few others. I have my helper in the afternoon as I often pick up the g-son, (4 in April) about 3. After a snack we do the compost and check the worms. Making work fun!!