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Old 08-31-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't think I've ever lived in a place where the designers gave any thought to the fact that the occupants might need to put a trash can somewhere near the kitchen. My current one is out in the hall, around the corner from the kitchen, in a traffic area. No matter where you put the trash, it's in the way. Or else inside a cupboard, behind a door that needs to be opened with a free hand, and then you forget to close it and trip over it.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I know what you mean. We're lucky enough to have a built-in trash compactor. We don't run it, though, just use it to hold the trash.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I agree, builders obviously do not think about where to put a trash can. Mine sits against a wall between the kitchen and breakfast area. I hate having it right there, but there's no where else to put it. I did go buy a nice stainless steel one with a foot pedal. It's designed so that you can't see the bag, so it at least looks neat, without all the ugly white bags hanging out.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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When we redid our kitchen 2 years ago, we put in a cabinet that is strictly meant for the garbage can. Love it. It's hidden, convenient (when I cut up veggies or fruit I can stand right next to it and dump the garbage right into it) and easy to get to.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I have my kitchen garbage can hidden in a cabinet in the kitchen. However, it holds no "smelly" garbage. Anything that smells goes to a garbage can in the garage which is located just off the kitchen.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Inspired by my own scintillating thread, I cleaned out the space under the sink and I'm going to try keeping it there. I might remove the cupboard door, which will leave it visible, but at least not in the way. I just have a dollar-store waste basket with a plastic grocery bag in it.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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... under the sink. Big container is for trash, the smaller one is for recycling
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Where the Dog/or Cat can't get into it.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Nice, el nina ^^

I ended up buying a very large rolling pet food storage bin with flip lid. It rolls where I want it and the lid stays open while I am prepping veggies etc.

Then, when done, I can roll it into the kitchen closet to be out of sight when necessary. Works for me.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I used to have a 13-gallon trash can in the kitchen sandwiched between the stove and the cupboard used to store large mixing bowls and pots. I have since relocated this trash can just outside my back door (going from the kitchen), and I'm now using it for small yard clippings.

Now I have a smaller trash can stashed underneath my kitchen sink with a plastic grocery bag as a liner.
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