We just have a plastic bag on the bench which goes out every evening. Up here in far north Qld it's too hot to leave kitchen rubbish inside for long. The bathroom bin just gets emptied when either full or smelly.
I do it 3-4 times a day, I have a little one....so it doesn't pile up.
The concern for ants or the like, just makes me on top of it, as I cook every day.Can't risk a smell coming from it....It is always empty on going to bed.
No I don't, we have a large bin and it only gets emptied when it's full! Having said that, anything smelly goes straight into the wheelie bin outside and anything compostable goes into the compost bin..... so the kitchen bin really only has stuff that doesn't matter how long it sits there. Other bins around the house get emptied once a week by my cleaner.
No, like Finy, if it smells, which is often due to food items/packages.
I have two smaller rubbish bins for cat litter/food packs and put them inside the larger one before disposing of the lot. I do this at least twice a week, one on the night bins go out.
No, I don't have an inside one which means I make about 8 trips to the rubbish bins every day. Too risky to have one, I'm revolted by cockroaches. But, my bins are a good walk away from the kitchen (deliberately) but it does drive me nuts having to make the trips.
Cockroaches. *scream* Exactly the reason mine goes out too - can't stand the thought of rubbish in the house overnight. Meat trays, tuna cans, cooked bone scraps and dog food bags (they have raw diet) go in the freezer until bin morning. I also sprinkle borax in my kitchen bin just in case of 6 legged visitors. I wish I had a flying fox from my kitchen window to the bin . . *whoosh* all rubbish straight in! LOL
We have chickens to eat scraps, not that we have many. Vege scraps they don't eat are composted. Any rubbish that is wet like a tray from under chicken, goes into the freezer to go out on bin day. I avoid buying plastic and consequently it takes several days for our bin to get full. Nothing smelly in it so it goes out when full. It is not unusual for our garbage bin to only have one or two bags of rubbish when the truck comes.