We've had several questions from readers asking how to dispose of their own trash in their backyard. Personally, I don't really know, and I haven't read anything that addresses this question. I compost magazines and newspapers, because I feel my backyard can withstand the toxins in those items. This practice is also recommended by Stu Campbell, author of Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting. But say there were no municipal waste facilities to take household waste — what would you do? Are there are any tricks to disposing of metals, plastics and other household waste?