A simple but often over looked problem . You like to keep your trash can close so you can just drop whatever in it . But not too close . I had A Starrett 12 in ruler some how slide of the work bench . Fell right in the trash . So I relocated the can .Just saying
I fully agree it is a problem but having the can too close to my bench has caused me to loose some small tools and other stuff so now it is about eight feet away and another can at another location .
No problem throwing scraps in the can and a little walk to place the bigger stuff in the can is good for the body to stay loose .
Keep it clean and avoid tripping .