Simple DIY recycling center

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

Recycling Center
Photo: Sunset Books

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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