My wife and I compost ALL plant-based materials. Interestingly (or not) my mother loved gardening, and she had me composting plant waste by the time I was 8 or 10 or so, so we could use the compost for fertilizer in our garden. By the time I was 10, I figured out that I could start a side-line selling earthworms for bait, so I put out a little sign. Pretty soon, I had a fair following of local fishermen who were sick of paying for bait-shops for lethargic worms that fell apart easily. My worms were healthy, and I never stuck them with a bunch of little ones to get the count up, like bait-dealers did. Best of all, they would come out to the pile with me, and kind of tease me as I picked out worms for them "Grab that one! He'll catch me a good salmon!" and stuff like that. I didn't make a lot of money, but when your dad is trying to support a family of 6 on $1.15/hr a few extra bucks a week was a big deal. He made me save every cent of it, because he wanted me to go to college and expected me to pay for it.yes, you are right. compost is what i mean. you can just throw them out in a flower bed or something, but they will tend to mold if not composted first.