You don't have to spend big bucks for a backyard composter. An ordinary plastic or metal garbage can with a lid will work. Before you sink the can into the ground (which you'll want to do, to keep animals from getting into your garage), drill some holes into the sides and bottom. They'll let water drain out and allow beneficial organisms and worms to come in. When the compost is ready to use, find a friend to help you lift the can out of the ground and dump it into a wheelbarrow or your garden spot.
When storing garbage and recycling bins inside the garage isn’t an option, make lemonade out of lemons and transform their hiding place into a flower bed. This wooden lattice enclosure from Rowlinson Garden Products features a lined plant trough on top.
Made from weather-resistant cypress wood, this Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed from Overstock.com opens from the front and top. Trash cans and recycling bins are as easily made invisible as they are accessible.
You’d be surprised how many items you toss into your recycling bin each week can actually be used as wedding decor. Use spray paint, glitter, fabric, lace and more to transform glass jars and bottles into stunning wedding decorations that won’t break the bank.
Is your laundry room or closet too small for a traditional trash can? Repurpose an outdoor literature holder into a wall-mounted trash can for lint, clothing tags and receipts that get left in pockets.
Corral wrapping paper with this easy DIY wastebasket transformation from Crystal Sixta of My Blissful Space. A coat of spray paint gives any design-challenged trash bin a new life as a holiday organizer. Plus, this bin is portable when it's time to wrap gifts.
Keep adding kitchen waste to your compost through winter. If your compost is buried in snow, stash waste in a trash can with a tightly fitting lid through winter. Store the trash can outside in an easily accessible spot. Use a liner or not—it’s up to you. In spring, after the first few inches on the compost have thawed, remove the top layer, add your winter waste, then cover. Burying the kitchen waste helps reduce odors and prevent critter foraging.
This kitchen includes all the luxuries you could ever want: an integrated refrigerator, ice makers and trash cans, a full-sized dishwasher and a 42" grill with a professional ventilation hood overhead. The result? Entertaining becomes entirely effortless.