As with all other aspects of the garage, everybody has different needs. Toronto homeowners have to contend with large blue and grey bins which can be hard to store, while outside the city, home owners use smaller bins and bags.
Regardless of what you’re using to contain the trash, the goal is always to keep it as clean as possible and keep it from exposure to animals, especially raccoons.
We create an area for garbage closest to where homeowners use it the most. It’s typically found in the back of the garage, leading into the home or mudroom. This way you can open the garage door from inside, drop the trash into a bin or can and be done with it. We find this space can accommodate your needs whether you live in the city with the large bins or out of the city with the typical garbage containers.
If you really don’t want to see the trash and budget allows, we have even have built custom steel cabinets with sliding lids that hide it completely.
Given that the most common recycling units are the blue boxes we find that using a simple 4″ slatwall hook works well. The 4″ hook can fit under the lip of the recycling container or you can also put two holes into the container so that the hook fits through the bin. Either solution allows for the bin to be mounted, filled and taken out on garbage day with ease while keeping your garage clean and organized.
Alternatively, depending on the space available and your total garage storage requirements, there are other options available such as building a stand alone storage unit that can be built to fit either inside or outside of your garage. Another option is to build a shelf that is built directly onto the wall or one that fits onto the slatwall. With whatever option you feel would work best for you, at Garage Tailors we can make it happen.
Beer and Wine Bottles, Cans and Water
The idea with garage organization is to get everything off the floor, which is where we often find cases of empty bottles or cans. They are often in the way, sometimes broken and cumbersome to walk around, let alone be a hazard for young children. Either of the solutions mentioned above will nicely organize these items, and keep them off the floor.
When there’s no Room in the Garage
A solution that has become more popular over the past few years as the size of the recycling units has increased is to build a small recycling storage shed outside the garage. These structures can have both a front and a top opening so it’s easy to deposit garbage and recycling items in them, and easy to roll them to the curb on garbage day.
If this is an option that you feel might be the right solution for you we recommend that you reach out to a trusted local company called Bin Solutions and have them come by for an assessment of what can be achieved.
If these solutions don’t fit your space, we can build something more customized.