The cool thing about composting/recycling is that it can be carried out in a small space. You can even worm compost with a Rubbermaid container in an apartment. Check out this page for information on starting a compost pile, what can/can't be put in the compost pile, and setting up worm composting.
What You Can Compost
Hair - both human and pet
Tea bags - remove staples and/or tags
Coffee with filter
Check out these videos for more information on how create a compost pile, Part 1 and Part 2.
Trash Can Compost Bin
You can make a compost bin from a large trash can (these are great for small spaces). Watch this video to learn more information.
Worm composting is another way to break down food scraps and requires relatively little space. This is a good composting method for people who live in apartments and/or have limited space. Learn how to set up and maintain a worm composting bin.