While wheelie bins may be extremely practical and necessary, they can sometimes be an eyesore when it comes to your outdoor space.
Investing in a bin store will not only be more aesthetically pleasing but may also function as a deterrent to theft, keep animals such as foxes away from the rubbish and stop bins toppling in bad weather.
We have collated a range of bin storage ideas to show what’s available at different price points and help you decide what size, materials and features you prefer.
Bin stores are most commonly built from FSC timber, stainless steel or plastic, though we would recommend the first two for durability. And while most have both lids and doors for easy access to your bins, more expensive models can be fitted with locking systems for added security, or dedicated shelving for recycling bins.
For more storage solutions, take a look at our selection of the best outdoor log storage and shed storage ideas. For those in need of freeing up space in the garden shed, try our guide to the best garden storage ideas for inspiration.
10 useful bin store ideas
Browse our selection of practical bin store ideas, below – all budgets and sizes considered.
Rowlinson Natural Timber Double Bin Store
Pressure treated against rot, this Rowlinson Double Bin Store has chains that attach the bin’s lids to the store’s for easy access. In a natural timber finish, the bin store fits two wheelie bins but other sizes are available.
Selections Willow Wheelie Bin Screen
Handmade from woven willow, this bin screen is large enough to hide two wheelie bins. The side panels are hinged so moving the bins is simple. To help make it as long lasting as possible, consider treating it with wood preserve.
Shire Triple Wheelie Bin Store
Featuring an opening door and hinged top lid, this bin store from Shire makes it easy to access the bins when you want to take them out to be emptied. Crafted from pine it’s finished in a honey brown timber basecoat.
Mercia Premium Pressure Treated Bin Store
If space is limited or you only require storage for one bin, this bin store from Mercia should be suitable. Made in the UK from pressure-treated timber, the bin store’s walls are made using premium horizontal interlocking tongue and groove boards, and includes a protective lip to create a strong weatherproof panel.
Sol 72 Outdoor Hanako Metal Triple Bin Store
The Sol 72 Outdoor Hanako Metal Triple Bin Store fits three 240-litre bins. Made from stainless steel, the bin store has ventilation holes to allow air circulation and prevent odours. The addition of a locking system prevents theft and keeps animals out.
Rebrilliant Cowie Metal Double Bin Store
This double wheelie bin gabion is made of rustproof and weather-resistant galvanised steel. It can be filled with stones to hide bins from view. The mesh grid is made from a thick 3.5mm wire that is formed by spot welding the transverse and longitudinal wires at each and every intersection.
Sol 72 Outdoor Gise Wooden Double Bin Store
The Sol 72 Outdoor Gise Wooden Double Bin Store will help keep your recycling bins neat and tidy. Pressure treated against rot the store has a slanted roof to help water runoff.
Symple Stuff Double Bin Store
With space for two bins, this bin store from Symple Stuff has a lid and two individually opening doors. It’s made from PE rattan to make it water and rot resistant and has a locking system to keep animals out and stop bins being moved or knocked over in bad weather.
Chelwood Modular Bin Store
The Chelwood Modular Bin Store has a sleek and modern design. The weatherproof blackened spruce unit is contrasted with a natural shingled roof, which Garden Trading says will weather over time to a lovely mottled grey/brown finish. The door is lockable and Garden Trading also sells an accompanying log store.
Garden Village Superior FSC Wooden Wheelie Bin and Recycling Box Storage
Manufactured from FSC sourced redwood timber, this bin store has room for both a wheelie bin and two recycling boxes. Available in three sizes, this configuration features two lids so that the bins are easily accessible and two bolted doors.