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Illustration: Eric Larsen
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The Right way to Handle Waste

• Hide it in a rollout base cabinet within one step of the sink, or no more than two steps away if it's in an opposing island.

• Place an additional recycling bin on the rollout, or multiple bins on a second unit near the exterior door if your municipality requires sorting.

• Use slim cans that require frequent emptying, to keep odors at bay and prevent back strain from hefting too-big bags.
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