Whether you're starting an indoor bin, vermicomposting, or utilizing some outside space for a full-fledged compost pile, it's important to add dry things like newspaper. Want to save a step in the composting process? Read on to learn our newfound tip... Collect your kitchen scraps in sheets of newspaper at each meal. One or two sheets per pound of scraps will do the trick. You'll add to the healthy balance of wet and dry for the compost heap, and you can keep from dirtying up another dish in the kitchen.