Trash needs to be hidden. “Where should I put the trash?” is a question you want your guests to ask. It is such a shame to have a beautiful new kitchen space that is spoiled by an ugly garbage can. If possible have a built in space for both your garbage and your recycling. You should have trashy thoughts when redesigning your kitchen. For me, this is a priority in a kitchen remodel. I like a sliding system best that pulls out like a drawer.