Floor space is always at a premium in a small kitchen, so integrate your bin if you can. Choose a split bin, such as this Three Section Swing Eco Bin from Magnet Trade and it’ll make recycling or composting a doddle too. http://hative.com/clever-kitchen-storage-ideas/
This actually might be a good idea to use for my closet in the office. Let the rod go all the way to the right but put shelves on the left...hmmm I am always looking for ways to make my closets work better for me.