Tidying up the garden with the Eco Double Wheelie Bin Cover

Let’s face it whilst wheelie bins are functional they aren’t exactly pleasing to the eye.  Since they were rolled out by local councils, households up and down the country have had to find a place to store them.  They can be somewhat of an eyesore at the front of your property so many of us opt to have them in the back garden.  This leads to the garden looking untidy so why not invest in a wheelie bin cover to hide them away plus keep them out of the way of young children and pets.

Eco Double Wheelie Bin Cover 

The Eco Wheelie Bin Cover from the Garden Furniture Centre offers you the option to hide your wheelie bins away. Available in single, double and triple sizes you are able to get on to suit your need and can be added to as your need increases.  Made from responsibly sourced wooden it looks like a piece of furniture in your garden.  You can opt to leave it unpainted and enjoy the golden wooden color as it changes over time or opt to add a splash of colour to your garden.

Features

  • Made from responsibly sourced timber
  • Pre-cut handles in lid for ease of use
  • Supporting arm to keep lid open as well as steel chain to open Wheelie Bin lid
  • Dimensions: 149cm (W) x 122cm (H) x 93cm (D) 

Assembling the Eco Double Wheelie Bin Cover

Arriving in two large cardboard boxes I was pleasantly surprised to find that the main panels and doors had already been assembled – I imagined receiving a pile of wooden slants that I’d have to attach myself.  The instructions included are quite basic and whilst the majority of the assembly is straightforward I would have preferred more details included.

The instructions included are quite basic and whilst the majority of the assembly is straightforward I would have preferred more details included. Mr. Boo and I managed to assemble the wheelie bin cover in around 20 minutes with only a power screwdriver required.

Top Tip – Assemble on a flat surface such as a patio or decking area (it’s difficult to align things on the lawn)

Painting the Eco Double Wheelie Bin Cover

Before assembling I opted to paint our eco double wheelie bin cover in a bid to add much-needed colour to our garden (thanks to our neighbours installing a dark oak stained fence).  This was not an easy task due to getting in between the slants on the doors and side panels etc.  Whilst I adore the forget-me-not blue I had chosen I did get half way and wonder why I had opted to paint over the golden wooden colour it comes in.

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

To some the addition of a wheelie bin cover to my garden might appear unnecessary, however, to me, it is much-needed and very welcomed.  Firstly, it hides away the unsightly wheelie bins that adorned my patio.  I’d see them every time I looked out of the kitchen patio doors and it would look untidy and unhygienic.  

Secondly, Piglet is affectionately referred to as my wild child.  She is into everything, wants to explore everything and climb upon everything.  Our wheelie bins are no exception and having them hidden away where she is unable to play with the wheels etc is fantastic.

The only issue we have had with the eco double wheelie bin cover is that our wheelie bins don’t have a handle that the chain can fit through.  This helps lift the wheelie bin lid up high as you open the outer lid, however, ours just have a lip so Mr. Boo is going to add a handle so the lid lifts up as required.

Price and Availability 

The Eco Wheelie Bin Cover is available in three size options, single, double and triple.  Prices start at £89.99 and are available from the Garden Furniture Centre

Giveaway

To help you spruce up your garden and disguise your wheelie bins, the Garden Furniture Centre have kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to win an Eco Double Wheelie Bin Cover.

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below:

Eco Double Wheelie Bin Cover

Disclosure: We received an Eco Double Wheelie Bin Cover FOC for the purpose of review. 

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20 Comments

  1. May 12, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Gosh this is just what we need. I’m so sick of our ugly bins sitting on the driveway. Brilliant idea!

  2. May 12, 2017 / 10:55 am

    That is so nice I hate ugly bins too!

  3. May 12, 2017 / 11:31 am

    That makes such a difference. Bins are so ugly to look at!

  4. May 12, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I need one of their triple bin covers – we have THREE wheelie bins!

  5. May 12, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Keeping them out of the way is often the best way when you have children. And the cover definitely looks so much nicer.

  6. May 12, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Hubby has been promising me for the last four years that he would build me something like this. Do you think it has happened?? 🙂

  7. May 12, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    These are a great idea! They wouldnt really work for me as our wheelie bins are in the front garden which is TINY so there’s not really the room for one, I have to precariously balance our bin on the steps! But I can see the need for them in homes with nice gardens like yours!

  8. May 12, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Looks like a great solution. I have entered to win and know just where this would go in my garden

  9. May 12, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    What a fantastic idea, it looks so neat! I need to enter via the desktop later as iPad won’t let me.

  10. May 12, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    They look a lot nicer! We’re lucky that ours stay at the side of our house so I don’t have to look at them

  11. May 13, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    what a great idea for covering away the bins. I would like this in my garden!

  12. May 14, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I’m giving my garden a make over at the moment so these will be a great addition to making it look good.

  13. May 15, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Very timely! If you saw my garden Pinterest right now, this type of thing would be on there! We just moved and have a garden again (hurrah!). But B is rather fascinated with the bins, which is far from ideal. Hope I win!

  14. May 15, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    It looks fab! I love the colour and it so much better than having bins outside. I will def install one like this in our house one day!

  15. May 15, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Looks so pretty! Much much better than the typical bins!

  16. May 19, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Oh wow, I would love one of these to hide my bins! We have 3 though, one for regular waste, one for recycling and one for garden waste. I’ll have to see if they do triple ones 🙂

    Louise x

  17. June 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Love these to tidy up my garden

  18. Rachel R
    June 3, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    What a great idea! Hope I win one for my front garden…

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