Hello all. I am new to permies.com, permaculture, and composting. I just got my certification in permaculture design, and am eager to put it to use. One thing I did was start some compost. Since Principle #6 is "Produce No Waste", I figured I can utilize that principle by taking the soil used to grow tomatoes, peppers, and herbs in my container gardens, put it in a receptacle (instead of buying a composter that costs $100, I decided to take a 32 gallon storage bin, and put holes on the sides and bottom), and put my kitchen scraps and other organic matter into that soil. Can I successfully make compost this way?