I used to cringe when I cut celery. I hated seeing the leaves and bottom of the stalk go to the compost. It seemed so wasteful. A quick solution? I put all unwanted celery pieces in a bag or jar in the freezer. Next time I want to make homemade chicken stock, I have a large portion of celery saved! I also do this with my carrot ends and onion pieces. The compost pile won’t grow as fast, but homemade stock is worth it!