Everyone can agree that wheelie bins are not the most attractive feature of the front or back garden. Of course, they are a fundamental part of every household, but when you are making your front and back garden look lovely, why not go all the way and store your bins in a storage unit?
Wheelie bin storage units are specifically designed to tuck your recycling bins away neatly and securely, and there's a whole range of trendy options available. Whether you would prefer wood-style storage or something more modern such as a rattan design, we've put together a list of the best one, two and three-component bin storage to suit all styles and sizes of households.
There are also some storage units that can multi-task, doubling up as log storage or a handy shed space for storing gardening tools for a spot of weeding. So, if you're on the hunt for a simple solution to storing your bins, or bargain hunting for the best budget wheelie bin storage ideas, then read on see our favourites on the market.
The best wheelie bin storage units
Rowlinson Bin Stores are a great way to hide away your not so attractive wheelie bins. All of the units are pressure treated against rot, so they are made to last. Additionally, due to the colour of the wood, you can repaint the storage units to match your garden decor so they will blend in like a dream. They are available to fit one, two or three average-size wheelie bins so you can customise them according to your needs.
156 x 82 x 130cm
Natural timber finished
Treated against rot
Review: "Purchased this to cover my unsightly bins. Once this is put together and painted with a couple of coats of decent external paint looks brilliant. I ended up making a makeshift magnetic clasp for the back as I didn't like the feel or look of the cheap Locks supplied."
If you live in a big household and have lots of bins on display, then this triple bin storage is a great choice for you. The storage unit is free-standing no need to place it against a wall or securing it to the ground. So you can place it anywhere you see fit.
246 x 87 x 28cm
Screwdriver required for assembly
Handles for easy lifting
Review: "I purchased the double one. It holds two standard wheelie bins, I did measure dimensions before ordering, and they are accurate. I would highly recommend this and the seller. 100% satisfied. It looks great, and I think it will last many years."
If you are after a storage box to serve many purposes, then this is the one for you. This unit is perfect for storing wheelie bins, furniture, tools and equipment. It also provides dry and ventilated storage with two doors that open wide for easy access. The all-purpose box claims to be durable and weather-resistant, so there is no need to worry about covering it in stormy weather. The box is easy to maintain, and the coating is fade-free to look fresh all year long. Additionally, it is made with a heavy-duty floor and lockable features for extra security.
123 x 145.5 x 82cm
Heavy-duty floor panel
Padlock compatible and door and foot bolt for security
Review: "Leave an hour or two for assembly (not difficult if you pay attention to the instructions) and you're left with a large, very solid storage box. We use it for our bin bags and assorted rubbish and are very happy. The lid lifts and stays up making access from above easy. The doors lock with a padlock (not supplied) if needed. If you have wheelie bins the attachments open their lids when lifting the storage box lid. Nice!"
If you're after a storage unit that looks trendy as well as practical, then this poly rattan will fit right into modern gardens. If you are not a fan of wood or plastic storage sheds, then this is the one for you. It boasts a locking system and two individually opening doors so you can get easy access to its contents. The door can hold two wheelie bins, so it is a good match for medium size households.
148 x 77 x 111cm
High-quality PE rattan
Water resistant and rot resistant.
Review: "These were a competitive price - I researched similar looking ones and really decided on these because of the price. I bought 2 as we have 4 bins! They are sturdy. They were easy enough to put together - it took about 30 minutes to put 1 together. They look great in my garden and match my furniture."
Keep your bins out of sight with this light wood storage unit. It can hold two wheelie bins and will also fit into the rest of your garden with this chic minimalistic design. You can easily assemble the storage unit so your front or back garden will be improved in no time.
106 x 74 x 74cm
Review: "Easy enough to put together with two people and looks great when finished. It needs treating, but I painted mine instead. Great build quality."
If you want to give your neighbours something to be envious of, then this practical storage box will keep your bins looking nice and tidy. The units produced by this company are made using only the highest quality British wood and ethically sourced timber that has been pressure treated to ensure it lasts for years to come. The larger size and convenient shelves can be used for smaller recycling bins or used to store logs and gardening supplies, or other landscaping bits.
120 x 200 x 80cm
Fits 2 x 240L wheelie bins
Chain bin opening
Review: "Really good looking bin storage unit that is not too difficult to construct and very sturdy."
How to build a wheelie bin storage unit
If you choose to buy wheelie bin storage, they will usually come in parts ready to assemble yourself. Building it yourself is the easiest and cheapest route if you feel up to it and have got the tools necessary.
Each individual storage unit will come with a manual instructing you on how to build the unit. However, If you need additional clarification, be sure to contact the manufacturer directly. It is good to note that most units will require a screwdriver to put the parts together, and electric screwdrivers usually work best.
See the video below for full instructions of how you can make a D.I.Y storage unit.