Where’s the Best Place to Keep My Kitchen Trash Can?

updated May 30, 2019
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Q: My daughter has moved in with me and has decided she doesn’t like having the garbage in the kitchen, where it can be seen/accessed. Granted I would rather not see it as well, but I cannot afford any upgrades at the moment.

She has decided that she wants to put this trash can, that has no lid, in my small pantry. I have a problem with this and find it gross and a health problem. But where is a better place to keep the trash can that’s not out in the open?

Sent by N.J.

Editor: My first thought is to keep the trash in a lower cabinet near, or under the sink, perhaps with cleaning supplies.

Kitchn readers, what do you think? Where’s the best spot for N.J. and her daughter to stash the kitchen trash can so it’s out of sight?