As fellow composter Simon Sherlock pointed out in the comments to my previous post, it will be some time before my new worm composter can take all my kitchen waste. Add too much in the early stages and the worms won't be able to eat it before some of the stuff putrefies, making the worms unhappy, and possibly dead.
I forgot to say earlier that my solution to the excess kitchen waste problem, now that my allotment site has banned it from compost heaps, is trench composting.
I am assuming the powers that be won't object because in trench composting, the waste is buried so isn't a food source for vermin. In fact this composting method is, aside from the effort of digging a hole, the easiest job in the world: no equipment necessary, and once it's in the hole you can forget about the waste. And it's a great way to prepare an area for growing "hungry" crops such as beans and squash.
The principle is simple - dig a trench (or a hole) to a depth of about a spade or a spade and a half and chuck in a few inches a kitchen waste - meat, fish and cooked leftovers are all acceptable in addition to the usual peelings and shredded paper. Then cover it over with the soil you removed, being very careful to cover all the waste thoroughly. This is best done a couple of months before planting time, to give the food a chance to break down properly.
I usually follow this method in the winter when the compost heap is shut down and left to its own devices. Now that the rules have changed, this will be a useful way of disposing of the waste until the worm composter gets up to speed.
Garden Organic has more information and a picture of a compost trench in action here.
Simon suggested Bokashi composting as another method of dealing with the waste. I'd love to give it a try, and will write more about this fascinating method in a future post, but at the moment I don't want any more outlay on composting equipment so the trench composting will do very nicely.