Almost every household and commercial property across the country has at least one wheelie bin — more often two or three. A modern-day necessity, one of our greatest problems is finding somewhere to store them.
The summer months, when you spend more time at home and in the garden, are the perfect time to sort out your wheelie bin storage project.
In this article, we'll look at why you might want wheelie bin storage, the different ways to keep your wheelie bins out of sight, and provide a step-by-step guide to building wheelie bin storage yourself.
There are many reasons why you would want or need wheelie bin storage for your home or business premises.
Wheelie bins are inoffensive to look at (in fact, our coloured bins are good-looking!), but they store rubbish which can emit foul odours and attract flies and pests if you don't clean your wheelie bin regularly.
First impressions are everything, especially for businesses. Making a good one is why many homeowners and business owners prefer to keep their wheelie bin(s) hidden from view to keep their outside spaces neat and organised. Neighbours will also appreciate not having to stare at waste containers when they look out the window, other than on bin collection day.
Alternatively, you may achieve a sense of security by locking your wheelie bins away in storage. After all, people are far less likely to move or steal your bins if 'they're hidden away and hard to access. You are also less likely to have wild animals jumping in for a rummage. Just ensure to balance security and accessibility by placing your wheelie bin storage in a location that's practical for quick, no-nonsense rubbish disposal.
A final benefit is that your wheelie bin store will protect your bins from strong winds. Living in the UK, we've all had to pick our bin up at one point or another and collect the rubbish that has fallen out of it.
There are several good reasons for considering storage for your general waste and recycling bins. Whether you place the storage at the front of your premises or opt for a quick transformation of your garden, we've got plenty of wheelie bin storage inspiration for you to choose from.
Now you know how helpful wheelie bin storage can be, let's look at your options. Take your pick from these green-fingered and cheap DIY wheelie bin storage ideas.
If you're confident in your DIY abilities, building a wheelie bin store can be a simple and inexpensive assignment. However, if your woodworking skills 'aren't up to scratch, you can end up wasting timber, making a bodge job, and costing yourself more than if you'd bought a good-quality wheelie bin store.
If you're happy to go ahead with assembling your bin store, we've compiled a list of tools and materials you'll need to give your wheelie bins the shelter they need. These can vary depending on your budget, particularly if you want wheelie bin storage with all the bells and whistles. You can construct your bin store from various materials, such as metal, plastic, and wood including pallets or leftover timber.
The materials we've outlined are for building a relatively basic, budget wheelie bin store from timber. Don't be tempted to cut corners or slash your costs by not using a paving slab or concrete base. Wheelie bins need a stable foundation and will rot quickly if they are on grass, costing you more money in the long run.
Equipment and materials you'll likely need to make your store include:
Bringing life to reclaimed pallets is a cost-effective and eco-friendly way of building wheelie bin storage.
Again, you will need to follow the process of laying your slabs, piecing your timber frame together, and then fixing the pallets onto the frame to clad the exterior.
As highlighted, there are many clever and practical ways to store your wheelie bins out of sight until collection day. If you need to replace or buy new rubbish containers for your wheelie bin storage unit, don't hesitate to contact Wheelie Bin Solutions today.