Well, I do not use a garbage bowl when I am cooking, but I have started to use a garbage bowl when I am crafting! When I would use a waste basket on the floor I would miss, or it would overflow onto the floor. Now, I use this:
And I know it is not the prettiest, it is just a clear "shoe box" tupperware without the lid on it, but it works wonders for me. It sits on the end of my craft counter and if I need a piece of scrap paper to scratch a note on I can use it, or when its full I just dump it in my kitchen trash.
Sometimes the smallest things make life in my craft area that much better!