How to Hide Your Trash Cans

Updated February 21, 2017

Although dustbins are useful, they can also be an eyesore, and can become projectiles in windy surroundings. After the trash has been picked up, the concern on most people's mind is how to hide their dustbins. There are many creative ways to keep them out of sight without having to spend much money. Some of the most inexpensive methods of hiding your dustbins can be done in a matter of minutes. Use these methods to hide your dustbins discreetly.

Hide your dustbins by using a trellis. Put some panels of lattice in the area where you want to keep the dustbin. Plant a quick growing vine such as trumpet vines. As the vines grow, entwine them through the holes of the trellis. They will eventually grow in that pattern, providing you with an area to hide your dustbin.

Plant bamboo in a specific area of the yard where you want to hide the dustbins. They can grow in large pots or directly from the ground. If you decide to plant them in pots, you should choose the clumping type. Choose the running types if you want to grow then from the ground.

Conceal your dustbin using a dustbin cover. A dustbin cover is made of material with an opening to accommodate the dustbin. Once the dustbin is placed inside of the cover, you pull the material of the dustbin cover upwards to conceal the entire can except for the opening.

Plant ostrich ferns in an area where there is shade. They typically grow to a height of 4 to 5 feet and are beautiful to look at and serve the purpose well for camouflaging your dustbins.


When using bamboo to hide your dustbin, be sure to trim them and remove new bamboo shoots to prevent them from spreading out of control.

Things You'll Need

  • dustbin cover
  • bamboo
  • ornamental grass
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Jennifer Patterson started her writing career as a freelance writer in 2008, contributing how-to articles and other pieces to various websites. She is an expert in the field of computers and health care and attended Miami-Dade community college, where she received an Associate of Science in computer science.