I saw this charming cutting board bird feeder how-to a few days ago on Treehugger and just haven’t been able to get the image out of my mind. It’s use is obviously limited to those people who have birds as pets (or cut their bread outdoors?), but it’s a fabulous idea anyway!
It could also be adapted for compost; a friend of mine has a small hole cut into her countertop that feeds directly into a bin below for veggie scraps.
How-To: Cutting Board Bird Feeder