Ideas to hide trash cans

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Ideas to hide trash cans
Sometimes a clever disguise works best. (nice trash image by Luisafer from

Dustbin thefts are an inconvenient reality, and they make leaving your can exposed to street view a liability. Carefully hiding your dustbin out of view can save you effort and the cost of replacement if your city's solid waste department doesn't freely distribute dustbins. Depending on the resources at your disposal, there are a number of options available for hiding your can.

In the Garage

If you have a garage, the simplest option is often to keep your dustbin hidden there. The benefits include heightened security and, if your garage is facing the front of your house, an easy route between the kerbside and your can's hiding spot.

Around Back

The next simplest solution is to hide your garbage can out of view. If you have a fenced backyard, then stowing it behind the fence would work. Those who do not have fences might simply hide it behind the house itself so as to reduce the chance of the can being seen. You might hide it behind shrubs, trees, or other dense foliage.

Camo Cover

For those willing to invest in their dustbins, another solution is to purchase a camo cover. These vary considerably from manufacturer to manufacturer, and might disguise your can in the shape of a tree trunk or behind a veil of false ivy. The most obvious benefit of the camo cover is that you'll be able to store your dustbin in a space convenient for you, so long as it doesn't seem out of place. In addition, it will mask an eyesore for those who find dustbins unattractive.

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