Rachael Ray is on to something! During "30 Minute Meals" she always has a "garbage bowl" in an easily accessible location on her counter. Brilliant! This made an enormous difference when I introduced them to my foods classes. Each kitchen has its own (color-coded, of course) garbage bowl, in the form of a sand bucket (thank you, Dollar General). This has seriously cut down on trash lying around the counters, traffic to and from the garbage can, and miss-the-can shots (really, how can you not notice that the butter wrapper fell on the floor rather than in the trash can). Highly recommended!