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Suncast Outdoor Trash Hideaway, UPDATE-a fix for the bag ripping problem!

Very easy to put together too. I bought an entire corfu set ( 2 chairs/1 sofa, table) including this trash can, and cooler-table. Looks great on my tiny deck. No it not wicker but can not beat the price and just as comfy.

These are very sturdy and only took a minute to snap together. I can’t say how well they hold up outside, but the quality is far better than i expected for the price. I actually bought these as a creative way to sort laundry. I purchased three of these trash hideaways and some cloth liners off amazon for $7. I snap the liners in the lid so that the weight of my husband’s jeans don’t make the liner fall into the bin. The top opening hatch is perfect for my kids to use, as it keeps everything in place during their clumsy sorting. I no longer have to fish out the edges of the hamper lining under a bunch of dirty underwear. That makes this a perfect design for a laundry hamper for any mom (especially with little bed wetters). Standard laundry hampers don’t have this feature because they are not built this way.

Ok i’ve has this trash can for a couple of months now. I wanted to live with it before i reviewed it. I have this inside, in the kitchen, because it does look that nice, and i like a big trash can that i don’t have to empty every 2 days. I love the overall look, the way the lid holds the bag in place, the way the lid locks if you need it. . When i take the full bag out, it’s a struggle, and the bag usually rips because the inside is not smooth, it has ridges made into the resin that catch the full bag and rip it as you pull. If they could make the inside smooth, this would be the absolutely perfect trash can. And i know, you could put less trash in it so the bag wouldn’t be so full and push against the inside as you try to take it out. . But that kind of defeats the purpose of having a large trash can, doesn’t it?.You use a large trash can because you want it to hold a lot of trash so you have to empty it less often and use fewer bags. I do have an idea on how to fix this, and i’ll be trying it out probably in the next few days. I’m either going to cut 4 pieces of either cardboard or flat plastic, and tape it to the 4 inside walls to make them smooth. It won’t change the capacity, and it should make the shredded bag problem go away. But should i have to do this, or should it just be made that way?.With just a little more real world testing, it should have been obvious to the company that it tears the bags when the bag is full.

The photo i have posted, taken today, is of a 5 year, 4 month old suncast outdoor trash hideaway, which i purchased from amazon in april, 2013. Since that time the bin has been sitting on my covered patio in an area that faces the morning sun until at least 11:00 to noon during the long summer months, with temperatures of 90-100 degrees, or higher. Our town requires that all trash be bagged, so we put a 33 gallon trash bag in the bin. Each day we empty the trash bins from the house into the bag in the suncast bin. When the trash bag is full we take it out to the large containers provided by the town that are stored behind our house, usually twice a week. I am writing this review now because we recently purchased a 2nd suncast bin when we found that they also come in a lighter (beige?) color, which matches the patio colors, block wall, etc. , and blends in better than the dark brown. However, our more than 5 year old suncast bin is still in nearly perfect condition. The photo shows that it is kind of dirty/dusty right now because we have had several monsoon dust storms in the last few days, but we normally hose it off once a week and it cleans up like new. It is also almost waterproof.

My dog poops roughly 8 times a day. I needed a place to store this poop that wasn’t inside my house or inside the garbage cans i keep in the garage. This thing sits on my patio and stores my dog poop until garbage day. It contains the smell; there is no odor around or near it. Of course, when you open it up, it smells like dog poop, but how are you going to stop that. It has like a double lid thing going on which is nice. The main opening allows me to put garbage bags in and take them out and also keeps them securely in place. The smaller lid opens up allowing me to dump dog poop straight from the pooper scooper without messing with the bag or worrying about getting my hands dirty. Also, i have had this thing sitting in the sun for more than a year now and it has held its original color. I expected it to fade, but so far, so good.

Handle was missing, had already assembled it now have to tear it apart and send it back. In addition, the price went up and down several times, i bought it, next day price went back down and amazon won’t adjust. While they are sending a replacement trash can for the missing handle, i am aggravated at the hassle plus paying a higher price. As for the can itself, it was easy to assemble and looks nice, but its pretty flimsy plastic. I have two others the same brand different color and the lid peg broke off plus it keeps tipping over when i take out the trash bag. But its the only can i could find that fits in a corner of my porch. So i have mixed feelings right now. Had it not been for the hassle of the new purchase i would have rated it 4 stars.

I love these storage containers. I have purchased 3 sets of them (6) over the past 2 years. I have 2 by our pool – 1 for trash & 1 for cans/bottles. They stay closed nicely so even if the dog finds a way to tip it over he can’t get in it and spread garbage. Two others we use to sort recycles (glass, cans, plastics) for our association at our summer condo. The last set i gave to some friends for their man-cave. They are very attractive, large and well worth the price. I made signs and laminated them for inside the lids to indicate what goes in them.

Key specs for Suncast Outdoor Trash Hideaway:

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  • Durable, contemporary design looks great on patio
  • Keep your area clean while adding style to the ambiance of you outdoor area
  • This trash hideaway features a latching lid
  • Solid bottom panel. Exterior Dimensions- 15-3/4 W x 16 D x 31-5/8 H inches. Interior Dimensions-13 W x 13 D x 26-3/4 H inches
  • Stay dry design
  • Note: This item does not have nuts/bolts

Comments from buyers

“UPDATE-a fix for the bag ripping problem!, Makes the BEST laundry hampers!!!!! Read why, If you are in need of an attractive, large sturdy trash container – this is it!”

Suncast Recycle Bin Kit BH183PK : Excellent option for outdoor recycling storage.

I can walk in the kitchen now. I purchased this for my girlfriend who is a recycling nazi. Our small kitchen was looking pretty junky with the amount of recycling we had stashed in plastic bags that had itself been reused. These recycling bins were perfect for our needs. I leave them on the back porch. I was worried about the size of the containers, and was concerned they would be to small for our needs. If they were to small, that would mean frequent trips to the recycling center. However, these are quite large, and can actually hold more then are trash bags we were using. Each lid has a flap that you can pull open, and it will stay until you are done with it. This comes in handy when i am juggling the recyclables.

Kinda cheap, in all respects. . First off this was super-cheap. The lids don’t open and close right, the hinges are plastic, molded with the lid itself, and are not very smooth to operate. You kind of feel like you’re breaking them every time. When i got them today, i actually thought they were put together wrong, they were so inflexible, noisy and un-smooth in operation. Plastic is on the thin side too, which makes it not terribly sturdy when stacked. But the bins were substantially cheaper than the equivalent product out there, and overall it’s hard to complain at this price point. If i had to do it over again, i’d buy something higher quality, and would have spent a little more.

Great for pop cans and bottles. As “pop” drinking oregonians, my family uses these recycling bins for our bottles and cans. We then take the cans and bottles to a recycling depot. We use the yellow bin for plastic bottles, the green bin for aluminum cans, and the blue bin for glass (blue recycling containers are always for glass where we live). We use special green plastic bags (the same size as a standard drawstring 13-gal trash bag, just green and labeled with a barcode instead of white), fill up the bags, and just turn in a whole bag all at once to the recycling depot. The workers there count it for us and credit our account with our refund. The green bags are wonderful, and they fit well into these bins if you are careful. I do have to remove a 90% full bag from the bin in order to fill it the last little bit, especially for cans, but that’s not a big deal. The bins are easy to clean–and stay even cleaner when lined with a plastic bag.

Very sturdy – i bought them again. I bought these a few years ago and i had to buy them again because they disappeared. They are sturdy enough to put at the curb (except for that disappearance thing) and do not get broken when the recycling people throw them around. They also look good enough to bring into the house – in the mud room. They are large and easy to use and stack really well. They are easy to carry out to the curb and a better size and shape than a round barrel. And they cost about half what i paid about 4 years ago.

  • but they do a good enough job keeping bugs and mice out
  • Great for pop cans and bottles!
  • Happy with my purchase

Suncast Recycle Bin Kit BH183PK

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  • Easy access front flap
  • Ideal for recycling or dry storage
  • Stacks with or without lid
  • Front lid stays open when desired

Was a great pet food storage option – until the lid cracked and collapsed. . Update: i loved this for the first six months. But they can’t hold more than about 30 pounds all together because the plastic lids crack and then collapse under the combined weight. I stored 30 pounds of dog food in the bottom one, 15 pounds of cat food in the middle one, and maybe 10 pounds of miscellaneous parret food and supplies in the top one. The bottom lid cracked in several places and collapsed, under the combined 35 total pound weight of the containers above. I gorilla glued it and reinforced with duct tape, then reinforced the other lids as well. It’s not pretty but until i can find something better, it should work. Original review: we’re using these for pet food storage. Each bin holds about 50 pounds of pet food. With 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 parrots we needed one go-to spot for all the different pet foods.

I can walk in the kitchen now. I purchased this for my girlfriend who is a recycling nazi. Our small kitchen was looking pretty junky with the amount of recycling we had stashed in plastic bags that had itself been reused. These recycling bins were perfect for our needs. I leave them on the back porch. I was worried about the size of the containers, and was concerned they would be to small for our needs. If they were to small, that would mean frequent trips to the recycling center. However, these are quite large, and can actually hold more then are trash bags we were using. Each lid has a flap that you can pull open, and it will stay until you are done with it. This comes in handy when i am juggling the recyclables.

Kinda cheap, in all respects. . First off this was super-cheap. The lids don’t open and close right, the hinges are plastic, molded with the lid itself, and are not very smooth to operate. You kind of feel like you’re breaking them every time. When i got them today, i actually thought they were put together wrong, they were so inflexible, noisy and un-smooth in operation. Plastic is on the thin side too, which makes it not terribly sturdy when stacked. But the bins were substantially cheaper than the equivalent product out there, and overall it’s hard to complain at this price point. If i had to do it over again, i’d buy something higher quality, and would have spent a little more.

Great for pop cans and bottles. As “pop” drinking oregonians, my family uses these recycling bins for our bottles and cans. We then take the cans and bottles to a recycling depot. We use the yellow bin for plastic bottles, the green bin for aluminum cans, and the blue bin for glass (blue recycling containers are always for glass where we live). We use special green plastic bags (the same size as a standard drawstring 13-gal trash bag, just green and labeled with a barcode instead of white), fill up the bags, and just turn in a whole bag all at once to the recycling depot. The workers there count it for us and credit our account with our refund. The green bags are wonderful, and they fit well into these bins if you are careful. I do have to remove a 90% full bag from the bin in order to fill it the last little bit, especially for cans, but that’s not a big deal. The bins are easy to clean–and stay even cleaner when lined with a plastic bag.

These bins by suncast are a pretty neat deal. I bought them for my wife because she is really into recycling (i’d rather just throw most of that stuff away – nothing against recycling, but it’s just easier and cleaner having once place for all trash). I really like how these are stackable and accessible through the lift lids. They can hold quite a bit of content, but i’d kind of like the openings to be slightly bigger. Although we would prefer other colors, they still look much better than the big plastic tubs she was using before – and they’re easier to access. I would recommend these bins if you’re looking for a recycling bin (or a set of bins) that takes very little square footage due to the vertical stacking design.

But they do a good enough job keeping bugs and mice out. I use these to separate my different dry chicken, dog and cat foods in the garage. I have them stacked 2 high rather than 3, because it is easier to unstack them in order to refill if they are only 2 high. I do wish they were a tad bit sturdier, but they work well enough. The lids do not hold much weight at all, so you will need to be careful about putting heavy things on the top of any free standing one. Weight will cause the hinge in the middle of the lid to bend the wrong way and make it less airtight since the plastic wont go back the way it is supposed to. They are not completely airtight, as i mentioned, but they do a good enough job keeping bugs and mice out.

We are all supposed to do it, but getting the tools to do it right can be expensive. These bins from suncast are affordable and perfect. They stack nicely in the kitchen and each can open without moving the one above. I line them with large black trash sacks. When they are full, i take off the lid and remove the trash bag and replace it with another. The bins stay clean and ready to use again. When i originally started the recycling endeavor i placed the bins in the order of the weight of the products. I have since rearranged my bins to have the cans on the top since it is what we fill up the fastest.

Excellent option for outdoor recycling storage. . Our city recently decided to stop accepting glass in the curb side recycling (arg), so we needed to buy bins to store glass until we could take it to the central recycling facility ourselves. Because we would be storing for several weeks and outside, i wanted something that would be water-tight and weather-proof. I was very pleased with the weight of these bins – they are sturdy and do not bow or deform even when loaded with lots of glass. The lids are also nice and they “snap” open so that you do not have to hold them open to put things in the bins. They will keep the rain out 100%. The only thing that i wish is that the colors were toned down — these are very bright (just as they appear in the photo) and so they don’t look the greatest sitting out front. I saw that some people had bought these to store dog food – i personally would not use them for that purpose as they are not totally air-tight.

I bought these in the hopes of getting my kids to recycle more and reduce the amount of trash we were throwing out every day. I wanted bins that stacked nicely but also closed when not in use. The fact they each bin was a different color was definitely a plus because i could just assign a color to each type of recyclable. I wanted to put the bins on my back porch so that they weren’t taking us space in the house. Right after buying them the weather really allowed me to test whether they actually stay dry or not. My hope was since they closed and appeared to seal somewhat they would for the most part stay dry. The first day they were out there it rained all day. We found that the rain collected heavily on top of each lid so when you opened the lid that water all ran inside. We also found that water did collect a little at the bottom.

Excellent option for outdoor recycling storage. . Our city recently decided to stop accepting glass in the curb side recycling (arg), so we needed to buy bins to store glass until we could take it to the central recycling facility ourselves. Because we would be storing for several weeks and outside, i wanted something that would be water-tight and weather-proof. I was very pleased with the weight of these bins – they are sturdy and do not bow or deform even when loaded with lots of glass. The lids are also nice and they “snap” open so that you do not have to hold them open to put things in the bins. They will keep the rain out 100%. The only thing that i wish is that the colors were toned down — these are very bright (just as they appear in the photo) and so they don’t look the greatest sitting out front. I saw that some people had bought these to store dog food – i personally would not use them for that purpose as they are not totally air-tight.

I bought these in the hopes of getting my kids to recycle more and reduce the amount of trash we were throwing out every day. I wanted bins that stacked nicely but also closed when not in use. The fact they each bin was a different color was definitely a plus because i could just assign a color to each type of recyclable. I wanted to put the bins on my back porch so that they weren’t taking us space in the house. Right after buying them the weather really allowed me to test whether they actually stay dry or not. My hope was since they closed and appeared to seal somewhat they would for the most part stay dry. The first day they were out there it rained all day. We found that the rain collected heavily on top of each lid so when you opened the lid that water all ran inside. We also found that water did collect a little at the bottom.

But they do a good enough job keeping bugs and mice out. I use these to separate my different dry chicken, dog and cat foods in the garage. I have them stacked 2 high rather than 3, because it is easier to unstack them in order to refill if they are only 2 high. I do wish they were a tad bit sturdier, but they work well enough. The lids do not hold much weight at all, so you will need to be careful about putting heavy things on the top of any free standing one. Weight will cause the hinge in the middle of the lid to bend the wrong way and make it less airtight since the plastic wont go back the way it is supposed to. They are not completely airtight, as i mentioned, but they do a good enough job keeping bugs and mice out.

We are all supposed to do it, but getting the tools to do it right can be expensive. These bins from suncast are affordable and perfect. They stack nicely in the kitchen and each can open without moving the one above. I line them with large black trash sacks. When they are full, i take off the lid and remove the trash bag and replace it with another. The bins stay clean and ready to use again. When i originally started the recycling endeavor i placed the bins in the order of the weight of the products. I have since rearranged my bins to have the cans on the top since it is what we fill up the fastest.

Very sturdy – i bought them again. I bought these a few years ago and i had to buy them again because they disappeared. They are sturdy enough to put at the curb (except for that disappearance thing) and do not get broken when the recycling people throw them around. They also look good enough to bring into the house – in the mud room. They are large and easy to use and stack really well. They are easy to carry out to the curb and a better size and shape than a round barrel. And they cost about half what i paid about 4 years ago.

Was a great pet food storage option – until the lid cracked and collapsed. . Update: i loved this for the first six months. But they can’t hold more than about 30 pounds all together because the plastic lids crack and then collapse under the combined weight. I stored 30 pounds of dog food in the bottom one, 15 pounds of cat food in the middle one, and maybe 10 pounds of miscellaneous parret food and supplies in the top one. The bottom lid cracked in several places and collapsed, under the combined 35 total pound weight of the containers above. I gorilla glued it and reinforced with duct tape, then reinforced the other lids as well. It’s not pretty but until i can find something better, it should work. Original review: we’re using these for pet food storage. Each bin holds about 50 pounds of pet food. With 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 parrots we needed one go-to spot for all the different pet foods.

These bins by suncast are a pretty neat deal. I bought them for my wife because she is really into recycling (i’d rather just throw most of that stuff away – nothing against recycling, but it’s just easier and cleaner having once place for all trash). I really like how these are stackable and accessible through the lift lids. They can hold quite a bit of content, but i’d kind of like the openings to be slightly bigger. Although we would prefer other colors, they still look much better than the big plastic tubs she was using before – and they’re easier to access. I would recommend these bins if you’re looking for a recycling bin (or a set of bins) that takes very little square footage due to the vertical stacking design.