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Old 10-23-2014, 02:26 AM   #1
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Hiding Garbage Cans


How do you all store your garbage cans? Id like some way to hide them from seeing them from the street. Putting them out back of the house would work but it would be to far and on the side is idea for us.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
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I've seen people with (what I assume is cedar) "houses" for their trash cans. Never gotten close enough to inspect how accessible it is though. Perhaps some lattice and durable landscaping?
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Checkout the Rubber Maid web site under storage.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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I like the looks of fencing. Also you could put a couple of hedge plants in front of it.

Mine is behind a 4' fence, next to my sidewalk and easily accessible from the garage side door. Its next to a gate so easy to roll down the sidewalk to the curb.
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I like the looks of fencing. Also you could put a couple of hedge plants in front of it.

Mine is behind a 4' fence, next to my sidewalk and easily accessible from the garage side door. Its next to a gate so easy to roll down the sidewalk to the curb.


I've got two behind the fence as well.
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I had the fence guy make me a C-shaped enclosure for our trash bins. Add around $200 to the total fence job. Same look as the rest of the cedar fence. I had some extra 1.5" bluestone slate slabs from the walkway, had those put down as a base. No point in having to trim grass around the trash cans...
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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anyone have pictures?
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:47 AM   #8
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Ok, here's mine. From the side facing the street, from the neighbors yard and the inside with the bins.

Nothing terribly fancy, but I did have them run a course of bricks down at the bottom and slate as the floor. No point in having to trim grass inside or under the edges.

It's been there a year and the cedar is aging naturally (no stain as that'd be one... more... maintenance... item...)

The wheeled bins are ABSOLUTELY worth the added cost. The round bin is for metal/plastic recycling and I hate having to carry/drag it out each week. The wheeled ones are much easier to move.

My only regret is I didn't make it one can larger for landscaping waste. But then I could just remove one of the gray bins as we rarely have two bins worth of regular trash. That only happens after holidays/parties or when I'm lazy and didn't take the bins out the previous week. I'd repurpose one of the gray bins but I prefer leaving the lid off the bin with landscape waste. Two reasons, sticks and stuff don't fit and it's good to let it dry out somewhat.
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I don't have any pictures, but I store mine along side the house beside the garage. I planted a couple of rose bushes that have grown up and hide them from street view.
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This maybe too late, but might be helpful to somebody.
http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/...bage_enclosure
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