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A guide to Wheelie Bin Storage

 contributed by www.wheeliebinstoragedirect.co.uk

Wheelie bins are fast becoming a part of British life. With most councils now offering additional bins for recycling household and garden waste, along with boxes for specific recyclables, the typical UK home will have multiple garden bins.

Thanks to an increasing range of garden storage solutions, no longer must our beloved bins be left to spoil the garden. Here’s some of the ways your garden can benefit from using a wheelie bin store.  

Benefits of Concealing Your Bins & Recycle Boxes

Improved Kerb Appeal

Although extremely useful, wheelie bins don’t provide a great amount of aesthetic appeal. Many homes suffer from lack of access to the rear garden, meaning household bins are stuck out on the drive or in the front garden for all to see.  

Garden stores provide the perfect solution, disguising your unsightly council bins whilst providing effortless disposal.

As they say, first impressions are critical and this is no truer when it comes to selling your property. Conceal those wheelie bins to achieve a more appealing front of house photo on those online listings. You never know, it might just increase viewings.

Protection against High Winds

It doesn’t matter where you live, strong gusts of wind can knock over the heaviest of wheelie bins and there’s nothing worse than having to collect last week’s takeaway tray from halfway down the street!

Most wooden wheelie bin covers provide adequate protection against the force of nature. For coastal properties and locations prone to gale force winds, the wooden cover can be fixed to the floor or fastened against the wall for maximum durability.

Keep Garden Pests at Bay

Although this is not a widespread issue, there are cases in the UK where local pests, such as squirrels and foxes gain access to contents of your bin or recycle boxes. Wheelie bin covers prevents any unwanted entry, with some products providing lockable hasps for maximum security.

Different Types of Garden Bin Stores

Like most products, consumers are faced with numerous options and this is no different in the garden bin store market.

Wheelie Bin Screen

  • Relatively cheap to purchase
  • Quick & easy to assemble
  • Can conceal 140, 240 and 360 litre wheelie bins
  • Rattan design often compliments other garden furniture


  • Not very durable against strong wind and rain
  • Generally requires you to place your bins up against a wall or fence
  • Only provides a partial disguise (top and rear of bins are exposed)
  • Not a practical solution for recycle boxes


woven wheelie bin screen

Wooden Wheelie Bin Store

  • Completely disguises your bins
  • Strong structure that is durable enough to cope with bad weather
  • Long lasting, especially if treated/stained annually
  • Can be locked for added security


  • More expensive than a rattan screen
  • Can be time consuming to construct and requires a drill
  • The process of taking your bins out on collection day becomes slightly longer
  • Not suitable for the larger 360 litre bins


wooden wheelie bin store

Wheelie Bin & Recycle Box Store

wheelie bin and recycling box store Incorporating the same benefits and drawbacks as the wooden bin store above, but with the added flexibility of storing recycle boxes and bags.

Available in multiple variants, including 1 wheelie bin & 4 recycle boxes or 2 wheelie bins and 2 recycle boxes dependant on your requirements.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Garden Bin Store

  • How big your wheelie bins are (see size guide below) and how many recycle boxes you have.
  • What budget you have to spend.
  • Where you’re going to position the bin screen or store – more information on this can be found here https://www.wheeliebinstoragedirect.co.uk/where-to-place-your-wheelie-bin-cover/ 
  • Whether you prefer a slatted or fully enclosed wooden design
  • If your council is planning on changing their domestic waste management policies

three different size wheelie bins





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