Have two and a half meters of uninterrupted bench space rather than many small areas. I was so glad my cousin gave me this advice (Mary).
Locate a pull-out draw for the bins under your food preparation area. Chop, chop, chop then open the drawer and sweep the scraps in. The top drawer for scraps, the bottom drawer for recyclables. This was definitely the best tip a friend gave me for my kitchen (Mary).