Garbage Can Enclosure

If you’re going to stash your trash, do it in style. 

Our DIY outdoor garbage enclosure can screen doesn’t just disguise trash; it elevates your outdoor aesthetic. While essential, garbage cans can be an eyesore if they’re left outside and storing them in the garage isn’t always ideal. And this DIY project is an easy solution 

Building is simple and can be done in a weekend. You also have the option to build it as a free-standing structure or secured in place with concrete footers and anchor posts. Details like decorative post caps give this project even more style and sophistication 

Download our DIY outdoor garbage can screen plans for free and get the step-by-step instructions on how to build it yourself. 

Important reminders before you get started

If you choose to stain and seal your new DIY outdoor garbage enclosure can screen, we recommend YellaWood Protector® semi-transparent stain and water repellent wood sealer for long lasting beauty and protection.  

Before you get started, please read our info on safety, fasteners and building tips. 

Before building, please consult our Terms of Use. 

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Garbage Can Enclosure Plan


TIME: 4 Hrs



  • (2) 4" x 4" x 8' YellaWood® Pressure Treated Pine
  • (7) 1" x 6" x 12' YellaWood® Pressure Treated Pine
  • (2) 1" x 4" x 8' YellaWood® Pressure Treated Pine
  • (1) Box of 1 – 1½" Deck Screws
  • (1) Box of 1½" Finishing Nails
  • (4) 12" x 12" Pavers
  • Optional: (1) Bag of fast setting concrete mix and (4) Post Anchors


  • Drill 
  • Circular Saw
  • Power Screwdriver
  • Tape Measure
  • Hammer

Cut List



  • A. (2) 4" x 4" x 48"  
  • B. (7) 1" x 6" x 96"
  • C. (7) 1" x 6" x 36"
  • D. (2) 1" x 4" x 48"
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