RE: trash and recycling
We have a bathroom trash can in our kitchen for trash (under the sink -- only size that fits -- PLUS, that's all we generate now).
We use a paper bag or cardboard box for recycling (tucked sort of behind the table -- you have to be all the way IN the kitchen to see it and even then, it blends in fairly well). I'd like something more visually appealing, but this works rather well for us.
Our food scraps go in various places...freezer for bone broth (fresh ends and peels, etc), garden for the worms (we bury produce waste and create compost via the worms and general decomposing in the soil), raw "meats" go to our kitty, who is a raw foodie (loose term for animal foods -- ends and pieces and such), less than fresh fruit goes in our water kefir, less than fresh veggies go into the freezer for smoothies (mostly wilted greens) or soups, etc...