We live in a small mid terrace house and currently the bins are outside the front door which I hate. They are starting to smell a bit with the warmer weather too.
There are four houses in our row all with front gardens but there is no boundary between ours and next doors so it’s just one big green space IYSWIM. So I think it would look silly to put them somewhere else on the grass . No access to the back of the house either unfortunately.
Ours sit along the boundary with next door on the side furthest from our front door. South facing front garden so full sun but we’ve never been bothered by smells in the 30 years weve lived here. Food waste is collected weekly rest fortnightly.
I kept mine outside the front door in the little patch of garden. They are sturdy, and smells don't escape when the lid is closed. Maybe wash the outside of the bin more often if the smell of yours is bothering you?