Simple DIY recycling center

Good-looking shed keeps trash bins out of sight. Get our free plans and how-to

Recycling Center

Build this handsome recycling center in a weekend.

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Recycling Center Diagram Front View
Recycling Center Diagram side View

It’s easy to close the back door and pretend that the jumble of recycling bins and garbage cans outside doesn’t exist ― but that only works when you’re in the house.

Building a short lean-to just big enough to hold everything solves the problem.

The key to this design is a pressure-treated 2 by 4 ledger that’s screwed to the house wall; additional 2 by 4s and 4 by 4 posts form the side walls and center divider.

The rafters are also cut from 2 by 4s. Both the shelves and sheathing are ½-inch exterior plywood.

Redwood siding and battens cap the sides; additional trim caps the rafters and roof edges.

Next: How to make an under-eaves toolshed

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