What Are the Best Ways to Hide Bins in the Garden?

Wheelie bins are super practical but they don’t have much going for them in the looks department. If you’re sick of them spoiling the look of your outdoor space, it might be time to cover them up. Here are the best ways to hide bins in the garden.

Want to Hide Bins in the Garden? Things to Consider

Before you even think about what you’re going to buy to conceal your bins, there are some things to think about.

  • How much space do you have? – Something like a wheelie bin screen will take up less space than a storage unit, for example.
  • How convenient do you want it to be? – Love the idea of a lovely wooden wheelie bin storage unit down at the bottom of the garden. Will you still love it when you have to trek over sodden grass in the dark to put the rubbish out?
  • How are you going to ensure easy access to your bins? – Planning to put your wheelie bin store on the drive? Make sure you can still open the doors when the car is parked!

What Are the Best Ways to Hide Bins in the Garden?

Once you’ve thought about those things, you can start looking for the best solution to hide your bins. Look online and you’ll usually see these options:

Metal Wheelie Bin Store

Metal wheelie bin stores certainly score well on the security factor. They are heavy-duty, durable, and hard to break into. They are often made from rust/weatherproof metal like stainless or galvanized steel. An important consideration with metal wheelie bin stores is aesthetics. There are plenty of sleek and stylish metal options out there. However, if you want your garden to have a rustic feel, metal probably isn’t for you.

Plastic Wheelie Bin Store

Plastic wheelie bin stores are a portable and durable way to hide bins in the garden. They are easy to move around and easy to keep clean. Never underestimate the importance of this, they do house smelly bins after all!

Make sure your storage unit of choice is UV-resistant so it won’t crack and the colour won’t fade over time. If you’re thinking of opting for plastic wheelie bin storage, there are a few things to think about. Firstly, they can be easier to break into than other types of wheelie bin storage. Secondly, do you want a plastic storage unit to hide plastic bins you don’t want to look at?

Rattan Wheelie Bin Screen

A rattan wheelie bin screen is a quick and cheap way to hide bins in the garden. Rattan bin screens look the part and you can match them to your garden furniture. However, unlike a full wheelie bin storage unit, a screen doesn’t cover the top or rear of your bins. This is where they fall down. They don’t keep your bins secure or very protected from the elements. Our verdict? If you want a cheap short-term solution to hide your bins, go for it. If you want something for the long haul, look for a more substantial way of hiding your wheelies.

Wooden Wheelie Bin Store

Wooden wheelie bin stores look great. They can complement your fence, gates, shed, and timber garden furniture. You can paint or treat them so they really enhance the look of your garden. They’re more expensive than a wheelie bin screen but with good care and maintenance, they’ll last years. Wooden wheelie bin stores protect them bins from the elements as well as from pests and vandals. For all you eco-conscious consumers, they’re a perfect choice too. Many wooden wheelie bin stores are made from sustainably sourced wood and are 100% recyclable at the end of life.

Looking For a Way to Hide Bins in the Garden?

Your search is over. In our range, you’ll find beautiful, quality wooden wheelie bin storage units that are built to last. Handmade by our team in the Cotswolds and completely sustainable, they’re made with you in mind. Want some advice on the best wheelie bin storage unit for your needs? Get in touch with our friendly team. For more interesting articles on all things wheelie bin storage, check out the rest of our blog.

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