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Large garbage cans on wheels have other uses around the workshop. Some tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 10

Photo shows how to build a garbage can storage unit from tongue-and-groove pine. Est. cost: $52.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 52

Photos show how louvered enclosures can be built against the house to hide trash cans, logs, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1972 (v.50#9) pg. D12 (143+)

Photos show how to build simple storage compartments for soiled clothes, trash and firewood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 184

Photo shows trash can hideaway made by digging a 30"x54" recess. Above-the-ground cover is 12" high, covered with slatted wood lids and built from 2x2 and 2x4 scraps. Est. cost: $48.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 50

Ten easy-to-build projects that provide storage space. Includes a storage shelter to hide trash cans. Frame is built from 2x4s with ends, back and top covered with 3/4" utility grade lumber.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 12

Sketch shows how to build a storage/trash enclosure behind a greenhouse, with bins for bulk storage and composting.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 126

Photo shows a trash can garage built from Texture 1-11 plywood. Top swings up and front has sliding panels for trash can removal. Est. cost: $81.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1983 (v.61#7) pg. 58

Trash-can hideaway, 30"x56", has a peaked roof shingled with cedar shakes and looks like a little house. Pair of doors in the front open for access to trash cans.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1987 (v.65#8) pg. 22

How to make an anti-litter kit. Hungry Hippo is a 20-gallon trash can with a top that looks like a hippo's head with mouth open. Giant Can crusher is made from hinged 2x4. Magic Litter Wand is a broomstick with a 3" finishing nail in pickup end.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1972 (v.62#8) pg. 58

Decorative hamper with a lift-up top conceals laundry or a garbage bag. Three frame-and-panel sides are combined with a fourth side of perforated hardboard for ventilation. Overall dimensions: 15"x15"x29" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1995 (v.18#5) pg. 66

Transfer station. Weather-proof garbage and recycling shed (52"x29"x48" high) has a hinged top and front access via two frame and panel doors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 52

Tip: Used grain sacks make strong, reusable trash bags.
COST CUTS Feb-Mar 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 8

Wood lattice cover for a plastic garbage can.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 20 1978 (v.91#13) pg. 118, 196

Garbage can enclosure and potting shed combination.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1981 (v.94#7) pg. 94, 172

Flip-top garbage can hide away that attaches to the side of the house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #88 Oct 1965 (v.15#5) pg. 40

Garbage can cart is built from electrical conduit. Holds 2 cans. Has handles on one end and wheels on the other.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #214 Dec 1980 (v.30#10) pg. 60

Easy-to-build wooden rack holds your garbage cans above the ground and securely in place.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #219 May-Jun 1981 (v.31#5) pg. 60

Easy bagger. Convert a garbage can into a giant "funnel" which holds a plactic bag open for filling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 115

Wood and rope device serves as a garbage can retainer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 117

How to minimize the suction when removing a plastic bag stuffed with leaves, grass clippings or trash out of a trash can.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 38

Tip on attaching the lid of a plastic garbage can to the base with a length of rope.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 90

Tip on providing a chute to feed your under-the-sink trash container.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 87

Tip shows how to build a raccoon-proof guard for trash can covers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 104

Split concrete form tube is used to fabricate a chute to funnel debris into a trash container.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 24

Tip on using a basketball hoop (hinged to a wall) as a support for a plastic trash bag.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 34

Tip on making a hanging portable trash bag from a wire coat hanger, four metal spring clips and a small garbage bag.
GARDEN GATE #5 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 4

How to make a holder for a 20-30 gallon plastic bag that will hold it open as you fill it.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 65

How to repair metal or plastic garbage cans.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 70

Fence alcove hides three garbage cans. Redwood lattice panels are framed and suspended between 4x4 posts. Two panels on one side are hinged.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 86

Tip: Build a "silent-partner" to hold open a plastic trash bag to receive garden trash, lawn clippings, etc.
HOMEOWNER May 1986 (v.11#4) pg. 22

Tip: Use plastic garbage can with snap-on lid to hold a plastic bag for gathering leaves and other garden waste. Cut out the center of the lid for access to the bag.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.12#7) pg. 70

Clever cover-ups. Ideas for camouflaging outdoor necessities such as garden hose, trash cans, utility meters, propane tanks and air-conditioning units.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 44

Lean-to enclosure conceals garbage cans. Top opens for use, front opens to remove cans. Plywood exterior, set on concrete platform.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 112

How to make a support for plastic trash bags. Made from heavy corrugated cardboard or linoleum.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #7 Fall 1977 (v.2#3) pg. 36

Tip: Make replacement handles for a garbage can from pieces of bicycle tires.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 8

Decorative holder for plastic trash bags holds full bags of trash above the reach of dogs and other animals. The holder is basically a length of 2x4 attached to the side of house or garage and equipped with simple clamps.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #81 May-Jun 1983 pg. 198

Two-wheel cart holds two cans and is dog-proof.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 156

Hide trash cans with a wooden bin.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1964 (v.121#5) pg. 150

Decorative "well house" hides unsightly garbage cans.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1968 (v.130#2) pg. 154

Four ways to conceal trash cans.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1970 (v.134#3) pg. 168

Trash can rack keeps cans upright by means of short metal rods which grip the handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 143

Tip: Convert a wooden pants hanger into a holder to support a plastic trash bag. It hangs on wall and is ready to receive trash.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 28

How to install an in-ground garbage can.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 119

Trash can hideaway. Shed has an upper door which opens up to deposit trash and two lower doors which open up to remove trash cans.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 112

Wall-mounted rack securely holds open a plastic trash bag.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 224

Wooden post holds garbage can off the ground and prevents animals from turning it over.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 28

Simple wooden rack and chain keep garbage cans from being upset by animals.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1967 (v.191#5) pg. 188

A portable triangular trash receptical folds flat for travel. Holds a disposable plastic bag for easy use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1971 (v.199#1) pg. 104

Cutting the center out of a trash can top provides a lid which will hold a plastic bag open with the trash can. Useful for collecting non-smelly waste like sawdust, leaves, paper, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 146

How to make a "bib" from a section of drainboard to make a sweep-in for a plastic trash container.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 154

Covered bin holds garbage cans. The bin is attached to the house and features a lift top for access to the cans. The cans are partially below ground level, on a bed of gravel, to provide drainage. The top of the bin also serves as an outdoor bench when closed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1978 (v.212#6) pg. 172

Build a handcart to move a full trash can. Built from the training wheels of a bicycle and some scrap wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1982 (v.220#3) pg. 116

Tip on making a metal waste can for oily finish rags.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 9

Tip: How to hide trash cans behind a sliding lath gate.
SUNSET Jun 1979 (v.162#6) pg. 110

Photo shows how a trash hatch can be installed in a greenhouse window over the kitchen sink. Plastic trash bag becomes a chute to guide the trash to an outside garbage can.
SUNSET Aug 1979 (v.163#2) pg. 106

Tip: Bin for garbage cans is built into a concrete-block garden wall. Cans are accessible through dog-proof doors.
SUNSET May 1981 (v.166#5) pg. 172

Tip: Garbage can is accessible from both the kitchen and the outside.
SUNSET Sep 1981 (v.167#3) pg. 112

Backyard pavilion conceals and stores trash being recycled and a compost pile.
SUNSET Oct 1981 (v.167#4) pg. 120

Trash bin has a lid that opens just outside a kitchen window for depositing trash in a bag, plus doors on the outside for removal of the full bag.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 14 1978 (v.41#11) pg. 133, 149

Step-saver trash disposal. Hole in counter lets trash drop into garbage can in bin that is accessible from the outside.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 12 1980 (v.43#6) pg. 45

Simple shed for storing trash cans, newspapers and bottles. Includes a cart on wheels to move trash cans to curb.
WOODWORKER Jun 1989 (v.93#6) pg. 560

A five-sided wood and hardboard enclosure to hide ugly trash cans.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1968 (v.24#2) pg. 50

Roll-top bin for storing trash cans or firewood. Features tambour door.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 18