We decided to have a "trash hole" cut in our counter top in the prep area. One can just barely see part of it next to the sink. The trashcan (fabricated by local welder, Kevin Warren, Livingston, MT) pulls out in a custom drawer base. It holds a LOT of trash. Love this! One of our favorite features. We weren't sure how big to make the trash hole, so we decided to make it the exact size required for a 1/2 gallon milk carton to fit through. So far, it's been a good call.