Where will I store the new bins?

Need some bin storage inspiration? We've got you covered.

From June 2020, Hamilton City Council will deliver rubbish and recycling wheelie bins, plus a food scraps bin, to all properties in the collection area. These will be used alongside the existing recycling crate to form our new rubbish and recycling service, which kicks off on 31 August 2020.

Based on feedback from our residents, we have provided some practical ideas and examples (below) on where to store the new bins. Placed side by side, all four bins will only take up approximately 2m in length. They’re weather and animal proof (including a lockable lid on the food scraps bin), so they can be stored outside or inside.

You don't have to store all the bins together in the same area. The ideas below are just suggestions to get you thinking creatively about where to store your own!

Bins inside garage


Bins in back garden

Bins in two areas


Bins outside the front door

Bins outside the garage


Bins under the stairs