Do you have a compost pile in your yard?
I do not use a compost pile, per se - - I dig a 10 inch wide trench in the garden & the compostables are dumped there until it is full. Cover with a 2" layer of soil from the garden, & dig another trench. Composting in place has worked better for me than having a pile. I move in one direction across the garden, so the entire garden is used in rotation.
Having a couple of trenches ready in the fall allows me to dump the kitchen compostables even in winter. The freeze/thaw cycle helps break them down and when the ground thaws, I cover the trench.