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Best Picks for 2019

horizontal plastic garbage can shed 2019

Horizontal plastic storage shed

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outdoor garbage encloser 2019

Outdoor Garbage Enclosure

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Contents

  1. Best Picks
  2. Models Overview
    1. Horizontal plastic garbage can shed
    2. Wood garbage can shed
    3. Garbage can shed made from PVC
    4. Resin trash encloser
    5. Slide lid trash holder
    6. High 147 cubic feet shed
    7. Outdoor garbage encloser
    8. Outdoor garbage screen
    9. Outside trash hideaway
  3. Buyer’s Guide (FAQ)
    1. Best material
    2. What size
    3. Door configuration
    4. Important features

We reviewed 9 garbage can storage sheds and enclosers to help you find solutions to every day problems…

Problems like – high wind fall over, snow covered trash, wet bins, and animal related havoc.

The garbage storage shed is the best solution to all these common annoyances.

It is the perfect tool to enclose and hide your trash bins outside your house.

We selected models with good design, good instructions, easy to maintain process, and good quality built.


Horizontal plastic storage shed

horizontal plastic garbage can shed 2019

Availability and Price

A durable and easy to maintain plastic storage shed, the Suncast BMS2500 Horizontal shed is easy to assemble with just a few everyday tools and has a reinforced floor – perfect if you decide to keep heavier items inside. And you might, since the shed can be used as a trash hideaway, to keep tools or gardening supplies, even kids bikes and other outdoor gear (the shed has a lockable lid if you need a bit more security).

If you decide to keep your garbage bins inside or more than one adult sized bicycle for example, keep in mind the dimensions and measure carefully your bins.

And since Suncast have a variety of matching products, it’s really easy to get your yard not only well organized but also looking good.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • Up to 1 x 90 Gallons
  • 3 x 36 Gallons
  • 2 x 48 Gallons + 36 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • exterior: 4 ft. 5 in. W x 2 ft. 8-1/4 in. D x 3 ft. 9-1/2 in. H
  • interior: 4 ft. 1 in. W x 2 ft. 4-1/4 in. D x 3 ft. 7 in. H
  • door opening: 46-1/4 in. W x 40-1/4 in., Cu ft: 34, Sq ft: 10

Wood made garbage storage shed

wooden garbage can storage shed

Availability and Price

There are many sheds and garbage can enclosures made from durable PVC but if you need something more natural and easy on the eyes, consider this wooden garbage can holder.

The water and decay resistant solid wood, which has been stained a wonderful brown color and finished with protective coating, will add some class and style to your outdoor area.

It is well built and will certainly keep pets and other animals away from your trash.

The lid is lockable and easy to use and keeps the rain out.

The front doors are also lockable for added protection.

However, this shed will probably not last as long as its plastic counterparts, especially if you live in a place with rainy falls and harsher winters.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • Up to 50 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • exterior: 62 in. w x 34 in. d x 48 in. h
  • interior: 58 in. w x 30 in. d x 47 in. h (back) / 42 in .h (front)

Horizontal PVC garbage shed

garbage can storage shed

Availability and Price

Regardless of what you use the Suncast BMS3400 34 cu. ft. horizontal shed for, you will be happy to know it is perfect for all weather, water-resistant and the multi-wall panels provide UV protection.

The assembly instructions are really detailed, step-by-step and simple to follow but keep in mind for most people another set of hands will be needed. Once set up, the shed will be stable even in high winds and quick and easy to clean and maintain – a must if you use it as a garbage can shed.

For additional stability install on plywood or concrete surface.

This unit can be locked but keep in mind that the lock is not super secure and storing valuables inside in not advisable. Although you can get creative and install something more secure.

The lid opens at 45 degrees and comes with support rod to help you when organizing stuff.

Note, if you plan to use the encloser as a storage for tools, it does not come with a shelf but one might easily be added if you know your way around plywood and screws.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • 2 x 45 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • overall: WxDxH: 53 x 32-1/2 x 45-1/2″
  • capacity: 34 cubic feet
  • interior: 4 ft. 1 in. W x 2 ft. 4-1/4 in. D x 3 ft. 7-1/2 in. H
  • door opening: 46-1/4″W x 40-1/4″H

Resin Garbage Storage Shed

resin garbage shed

Availability and Price

If you need to store your trash outside, the Keter Store-It-Out MIDI shed might be right for you. It can store – and hide from sight – two 32-gallon trash cans, it’s perfect for garden tools or as a storage for everything you need by the pool (chemicals, floats and toys, small chairs and other essentials).

The Keter MIDI shed has an easy-open lid with hydraulic pistons which is really convenient for throwing in heavy trash bags and closing the lid to make sure no animals get in your garbage cans. The shed has built-in shelf supports (but keep in mind shelves are not included) and all you need to get it up is a level ground surface. It is made from polypropylene resin plastic with steel reinforcement – easy to clean, durable and with a nice wood-look texture.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • 2 x 32 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • exterior: 51 in. W x 29 in. D x 43.5 in. H.
  • interior: 6 in. W x 25.2 in. D x 39.4 in. H.

Slide Lid Shed

slide lid garbage storage shed

Availability and Price

The best feature of the Suncast Glidetop shed is right there in the name – a sliding lid, which makes accessing your tools, supplies or garbage cans really easy. Simply walk in and get what you need.

The Suncast Glidetop has a reinforced floor and is big enough to hold bikes, mowers or even furniture, but small enough to use if, for example, homeowner restrictions do not allow large storage sheds.

The floor is plastic and It’s fairly strong and will have no problem storing heavy garbage cans.

Since this shed is big enough to be used as storage for some rather valuable outdoor stuff, the design allows for padlocks to be added and the roof and doors securely locked.

The assembly is easy, thanks to the detailed and simple instructions, and does not require special tools.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • 4 x 90 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • exterior: 4 ft. 9-1/2 in. W x 6 ft. 7-3/4 in. D x 4 ft. 4 in. H
  • interior: 4 ft. 2-1/4 in. W x 5 ft. 11-3/4 in. D x 4 ft. 1 in. H
  • door opening: 46-1/4 in. W x 46-1/4 in. H

Big 147 Cubic Feet Outdoor Shed

147 cubit feet storage shed

Availability and Price

An outdoor garbage can shed, made from heavy duty plastic and with double-wall construction for added strength – it sounds sturdy and durable and it sure is. But keep in mind assembling it is not a one-person job, so you will need some help and some common tools.

But once completed, the shed is weather-resistant and with impact-resistant flooring, which is a must, regardless of what you keep inside.

If it’s garbage cans, guaranteed no scavengers. If it’s tools and supplies, everything will be well organized and easy to find and reach since shelves can be added to the shed.

There is a reason for the “Junior” in the name of the product though – storage space is 147-cubic feet, so get it only if you are certain that would be enough for you.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • 2 x 30 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • 95”H x 84”W x 42”D

Outdoor Garbage Enclosure

outdoor garbage encloser 2019

Availability and Price

Your home is beautiful, your yard meticulously kept, your garage… well, it’s well-organized and perfectly clean but it still smells, since you have to keep the garbage bins inside. Where else are you going to put them? You certainly can’t leave them outside, it’s hardly a nice sight for you and your neighbors. The garage it is… unless you get the RubbishWrap Outdoor Garbage Enclosure.

With its stylish, smart design the RubbishWrap enclosure completely hides trash and recycle bins of all sizes, up to 96-gallon containers.

Setting it up takes about 5 minutes and since there are no screws or bolts, you won’t need any tools to assemble the panels. Which by the way are UV and mold resistant because a beautiful look doesn’t mean a product can’t be practical.

The front doors are swing type, so it is easy to push the trash bins inside the encloser. Then you can easily operate the cans from the top and use the doors only on garbage pick up day.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • 92 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • Double unit is 77.5″ wide, 43.5″ deep and 58″ high

Outdoor Garbage Screen, 48″W x 48″H

outdoor garbage screen

Availability and Price

Sometimes you don’t need a whole shed to hide away your trash cans (or an unsightly AC unit, for example), when a simple privacy screen encloser will do the job. If you decide that’s the way to go, you can’t go wrong with the Zippity Premium Vinyl screen. Completely solid to ensure privacy, the vinyl screen requires virtually no maintenance.

Each set is made up of two sections, locked together at a right angle, that can be easily installed with the ground stakes included in the purchase.

If you need to install the screen on a concrete surface, you will have to get galvanized L brackets, which are sold separately.

A note to keep in mind: this screen is not particularly good for side by side installation unless cemented into the ground.

Holds garbage cans with size of:

  • 2 x 92 Gallons

Dimensions:

  • 48″W x 48″H

Suncast Outdoor Trash Hideaway

trash hideaway

Availability and Price

A good garbage shed not only hides the unseemly garbage cans or bags but also makes sure no animals can get into your trash and wreak havoc all over your yard. The Suncast Resin Wicker Trash Hideaway has a solid bottom panel and a latching lid that will keep everything in its place – if you have a particularly strong or energetic dog, for example, even if it finds a way to tip the container over, there will be no spilled trash.

The trash hideaway does not hold a garbage can but uses standard 30 or 33-gallon garbage bags and is really easy to assemble. No nuts or bolts, no tools needed and you should be done in 5 minutes.

Dimensions:

  • exterior: 15-3/4 W x 16 D x 31-5/8 H inches
  • interior: 13 W x 13 D x 26-3/4 H inches

Buyers Guide

Buying the right garbage can shed is not difficult, as long as you keep a few things in mind while browsing. And since getting the wrong shed means wasting time, money and energy, the following guide will help you figure out what you really need.

What is the best material for a garbage shed?

There are three main types of material to choose from – plastic, metal and wood, and each has some pros and cons. Probably the most popular type at the moment is the plastic shed and with good reason – they come in many varieties and sizes, when built properly can last a lifetime and most importantly for many people, they require little to no maintenance. Unfortunately, they are plastic so their look might not quite fit with your home’s decor and style.

Now, a wooden shed can be a real joy to behold. They are often beautiful and sturdy, making your yard even more attractive. However, you need to make sure the wood is properly treated and to maintain the shed in order to avoid rot, insects and rodents.

The third option to choose from is a metal shed, which has some very obvious advantages – durable, inexpensive, fire-resistant and of no interest to termites, for example. However, keep in mind metal sheds can be more difficult to assemble and are not the best option for garbage can enclosures since they tend to leak over time.

What size should I buy?

The size of your shed should depend on the size and number of garbage cans you need to hide inside. Do not just assume there is a “one size fits all” solution. Measure your containers carefully and make sure they will fit. Look for information in the description of the shed – what are the outside and inside dimensions, does it say what size garbage cans can fit, how wide does the door open (to make sure the shed will fit where you plan to put it). And don’t forget to measure the height of the bins so they don’t peek out the top you can’t close.

What is the best door configuration?

There are a few options when it comes to door and roof configuration and what is best for you, depends on the number of garbage cans you plan to keep inside the storage shed. You can choose a single or double door, a fixed roof or a top lid that lifts or slides to allow access, or even a unique design, depending on the manufacturer. Your best bet is a door on the front of the enclosure and a lid that opens to make sure you can throw your garbage quickly and to easily remove the bins when the garbage truck arrives.

What features to look for when buying a new garbage shed?

When buying garbage can shed it is useful to consider one of these important features.

  • lockable doors
  • metal hinges
  • top lid mechanism
  • weather resistant materials
  • reinforced floor
  • easy to install or prebuilt shed

When looking for a new garbage shed, consider a few must-have features like a lockable door, for example. Most sheds and enclosures do not come with a lock but you should definitely check if it’s possible to add one. Even if you do not store anything more valuable than trash in the shed and are not worried about break-ins, animals are really good at getting into waste containers and wreaking havoc in your backyard.

Unless you opt for a simple screen as a garbage can hideaway, the storage shed will have one or two doors and possibly a lid. To make sure all these work as intended for as long as possible, look for metal hinges on your shed. They work better and last longer than pretty much any other option.

A good thing to have on a shed is a top lid mechanism, which will keep the roof open without the need to prop it up with one hand. Right now it might seem unnecessary or at least something you haven’t considered but trust us, you will be thankful for it, once you start carrying the heavy loads to the shed.

Depending on where you live, your shed will probably have to be weather resistant – rain, snow, wind and even the sun beating down can cause all sorts of issues, so make sure to get something that can withstand whatever the elements might throw at it.

One feature that should go without saying is durability and yet, many people don’t even consider it. But while you’re browsing for the prettiest shed that will look best in your yard, think also about the material it is made of and how long it will last. Certainly buy what you like best, just make sure it will last you more than one season.

Spare a thought also about the floor of your shed and the load it will have to bear on a daily basis. Regardless of what you keep inside – large trash bins or heavy tools and supplies, a reinforced floor is always a good feature to have and sometimes a must.

And of course, always look for something that is easy and simple to assemble. Some sheds are just too big for one person to put together and depending on the design, you might need some tools. Just make sure you know what you are getting and that you can handle it, there are plenty of good products with clear and easy to follow instructions. Some manufacturers sell a prebuilt sheds. Look in the product descriptions for these kinds of offers.

1 COMMENT

  1. The Suncast unit is easy prey for Raccoons, they can easily tear the doors off the hinges, or pry the front doors open and spread garbage everywhere.

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