Most local authorities offer green waste collection, but if you like to compost, then you'll be giving away some great ingredients.
Growing veggies can be fun and have tasty outcomes, but it can also be hard work weeding, watering and just making sure they survive.
This is a great tutorial on making your own tomato planters. It's ingenious because the biggest issue I've had is just finding a good spot in my yard. Tomatoes need lots of sun and water, and they die if neither condition is right. This way I'd be able to move the plant around. Problem solved!