I just cloned a drive for my brother over the holidays. All my previous free cloning software was no longer free. It took a while to find another free option. I don't remember what it was, but it worked great. It probably won't be free next time I need to do this.
Yep we opted for the smaller trash can and the full sized recycle. They only get the recycle every other week.
It's been working good. Only a few times do we have more trash than will fit in the smaller bin.