I’ve been composting for 4 years now. I take my food scraps from cooking and place in a bin in the freezer, when that’s full, I take it to this larger compost in my backyard. For me, it was as simple as changing a habit, I conditioned myself to know that if I have peels, shells, stems, etc, turn around and put in the freezer.
Why compost? There are many benefits but most notably, when organic matter is placed in the landfill it enters an anaerobic environment and produces methane gas. This Green House Gas is more harmful carbon dioxide.
I'm in no way a compost expert and still have a lot to learn myself (always need more browns!), but I know that I have drastically reduced by waste through composting.
If you don't have the backyard space for a compost bin, research to see if a pick up service exists in your area. In Buffalo, you can use @farmerpiratescompost.