In this house it the cat who eats homework (and bills, bank statements, school letters, cardboard boxes).
she has taken such a liking (or disliking, I'm not sure which) to one particular school letter that it now has a frilly edge along two sides. DD can't leave any sheets of paper on the coffe table.
I do think that the excessive 'make a model' homework (especially at primary level) should be binned. We all know who normally actually spends the effort doing this sort of thing and the cost for some parents is out of reach.
A friend of mine has a DD the same age as my DD but an older DD who is disabled. Having to do model HW is a real pain for them. The house has been altered to accommodate the older DDs needs so the only place to do that sort of thing is the kitchen table. Where all the family eat. No alternative hw is given for those who for whatever can't really do this sort of thing at home. I know other schools do.