custom bin storage

A custom made bin storage solution

Bin storage area.

This customer had recently moved into their new home on the Northern Beaches.  They were disappointed to find that the only area to store their bins was on the driveway.  This limited access to the garage and  meant their teenagers weren’t able to park their cars in the driveway.
custom bin storage
With the bins now moved off the driveway, it can now be used for parking.

With a limited budget, the customer wanted a quick and cost-effective solution so Peter suggested building up an easy access area to the side of the driveway.

The garden area beside the driveway was uneven, sloping away from the paved drive.

Peter’s solution was to build an angled boxed with a flat top that that leveled off the driveway, extending the driveway.   This was custom made to exact size of the garbage bins, minimising the space allocated to the bins. The clever addition of an angle bracket at the back of the new bin area was used to prevent the bins from falling off the back of the bin area.

Now the customer can roll their bins out to the street a few metres along the driveway. Importantly, the bins aren’t obstructing access to the garage or taking up the valuable off street parking in the driveway.

Peter used treated pine to build the bin storage this.  This is weather, moisture resistant and pest resistant.  The customer may choose to paint it or leave it natural.  If the customer leaves it unpainted, the newness of the timber will fade and it will take on a more natural colour.


If you need a custom-made garbage bin storage area at your home or workplace, contact Peter for advice.

Peter is a local Northern Beaches handyman who services clients from Palm Beach to Manly, Terrey Hills to Balgowlah, and everywhere in between. No job too small.

Get all your home repair jobs fixed at once.  Why not prepare a list of all those annoying property maintenance and home repair projects that have been bothering you and get Peter to fix them in one go.

Peter Mitchell, That Handy Guy
Handyman Northern Beaches