Hi Ms. Ross, thanks for coming by! I compost in one of the square-lidded containers you can find at most home stores. I've heard recommendations that if you aren't going to have large quantities of composting you can use one of the easy to rotate/turn (think cement mixer w/ compost inside) devices. There is some helpful information at http://www.carolinascompostingcouncil.org/
Each year at Earth Day the city usually sells compost and rain run off containers.