Hiding the Trash Cans

Hiding the Trash Cans

Jun 23, 2008

Garden, garage, garbage. Patio sightlines of recycling and trash bins can evoke not-so-fresh feelings pre-BBQ. The Walker's current Suburban Landscapes got us thinking about trash and how to hide it. If city-sponsored receptacles looked like these from C-Lab's installation, concealment would be unnecessary.

An outside/inside view of the corrugated back wall of our fence. It masks the ubiquitous Midwest alley and its attendant trash, weeds, recycling, garages, etc.

Can-sized screens are easy access and easier on the eyes

Even laissez-faire plantings create a green & affordable natural barrier. Zone-4 hardy bamboo varieties offer a modern alternative that will stand up to a Mpls winter

To do: See the glorious garbage cans of C-Lab and other provocations at Walker Art Center's Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes until August 17

Photo: Walker Art Center

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