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How to hide garbage bins

Updated February 21, 2017

You must use garbage bins to hold your garbage bags, otherwise you can run into issues with cats, possums and small rodents that can tear apart the trash bags and leave you with a huge mess. Unfortunately the garbage bins are not the most attractive additions to your landscape, so you may want to find a way to hide the them. You have a few options that will leave the bins hidden or at least less noticeable.

Place the garbage bins in an inconspicuous area of the lawn, behind concealing hedges or shrubbery.

Hide your garbage bins under a raised deck if you have this type of deck on your home.

Spray paint the garbage bins to blend in with the area where they will be stored. Keep in mind most trash bins are already a dark green or black that should be inconspicuous. However, some city street and sanitation departments may issue bright-coloured cans they don't want you to paint. Check with them first.

Build a small fence or gate around the area where you want to store the bins. This may be more work and money than you are willing to spend, but often you can work a fence panel into your landscape that allows you to easily hide the garbage bins.

Things You'll Need

  • Spraypaint
  • Fence panels
  • Hedges and tall plants
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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.