The garbage enclosures make garbage storage and disposal so much easier for our porters, while combatting pest issues. Thank you, CITIBIN!

Laura — Property Manager

Trash Enclosures for Residential, Municipal, Public, and Commercial Use


CITIBIN kits are prefabricated, ready-to-assemble, and ship nationwide. We offer assembly services. Or grab a buddy or handyperson to help. Check out the FAQs for the assembly manual and instructional videos.


Most trash enclosures are not rat-proof. At first CITIBIN wasn't, either. So we switched to an entirely enclosed aluminum cabinet, which rats, raccoons and squirrels hate. Coming soon: a bear-resistant version.


Minimal, stainless steel hardware that doesn't break or rust. The units include soft closing top doors and adjustable leveling feet. Need to lock it? Use a padlock with the hasp. Or ask us for other lock options.


Are you ready to get a CITIBIN? Estimates are quick and easy!

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Product Specifications


    Enclosure: marine-grade bent aluminum, powder-coated in dark pewter
    Siding: recycled bamboo composite boards
    Hardware: stainless steel hinges, screws, and leveling feet
    Arms: hydraulic, slow-closing
    Leveling feet: adjustable from 0.5-6 inches


    Exterior dimensions:27.5 inches wide, 29.5 inches deep, 41 inches high
    Exterior Depth with FRONT doors fully open: 53 inches
    Exterior Height with TOP doors fully open: 70 inches

    Interior dimensions: 24 inches wide, 26.5 inches deep, 33 inches high
    Front door clearance: 24 inches wide, 33 inches high
    Top lid clearance: 24.5 inches wide, 25 inches deep

    Planter (optional) interior dimension per module: 26.75 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep, 5 inches high

    Recommended can size:standardized to fit one 32-44 gallon BRUTE can
    Maximum can size: 24 inches wide, 26.5 inches deep, 33 inches high

    Download SMALL Specification Sheet

  • Key Benefits of Owning a CITIBIN Enclosure

    Why spend so much on a trash enclosure? Well, there's actually a lot to gain.

    1. Curb Appeal

    CITIBIN instantly improves the appearance of your home by hiding unsightly trash bins, which in this real estate market, could increase your property value.

    2. Security

    Lockable to keep out foragers, interlopers and dog doodie bags.

    3. Return on Investment

    Every element of CITIBIN was chosen for its durability — long-lasting bamboo composite siding that is typically used in decking, a marine-grade aluminum enclosure and stainless steel hardware that won't rust. That's why it has a 2-year warranty.

    4. Rodent Control

    While CITIBIN can't eradicate an existing rodent problem, it can keep rodents out of your trash — their food source — so they'll give up and move on to their next victim.

    5. Reduces Sanitation Violations

    Sort trash, recyclables and compost separately and reduce sanitation violations.

    6. Landmark Approved

    If you live in an area that requires Landmark Commission or HOA approval, CITIBIN will fly through the approval process. Just ask us for drawings.

  • The panels and doors are aluminum, which doesn’t warp like pressure-treated lumber. The siding/panels are made of a bamboo composite, available in 3 neutral colors. All the components – framing, siding, hinges, screws, latches, and feet – were selected because they can endure harsh weather. The CITIBIN is so durable, in fact, that we offer a 2-year warranty.

    It depends on how many cans you are enclosing. CITIBIN is modular, so you can have a 1-module that encloses one can, a 6-module that encloses six cans, and configurations in between. CITIBIN has three size options: one "Small" module fits up to 44 gallon cans; one "Medium" module fits one up to 55 gallon cans, and one "Large" module fits up to 96 gallon commercial cans.

    Measurements for all configurations are available in the online store.

    CITIBIN kits start at $2000 for a 1-module Small enclosure. Delivery and installation fees depend on location.

    For Small, the dimensions are standardized to 44-gallon Brute round cans, or two 23-gallon Slim Jim rectangular cans. The Medium is standardized to fit up to 55 gallon cans. Large fits up to 96 gallon commercial cans.

    Yes. We designed the CITIBIN kit to be easy to assemble, a la IKEA. All you need is the instruction manual, allen key, Phillips screwdriver, and a helper. A video tutorial will be available shortly, as well.

    The prefab trash can enclosure kits are modular and available for different-sized cans, so if you fit into a prefab, that's usually the best way in terms of cost and timing. For constrained and irregular spaces, we are happy to offer custom enclosures built to size. Click above on "Estimate Request" to receive a free quote.

    Prefab has slanted top doors made of aluminum

    Custom has flat top doors that are framed in aluminum and clad with bamboo

    Prefab is entirely enclosed with bent sheet metal aluminum; custom is framed in aluminum extruded tubes (if rats are an issue, the prefab is strongly recommended)

    Custom can be built to exactly fit your available space and cans

    Prefab and custom have different lead times and will be communicated throughout the quoting process.

    Custom cost 25% more than their closest equivalent prefab kit size.

    No! Unlike wood that needs to be cleaned and sealed regularly, the CitiBin is very low maintenance. All that’s needed is a bit of standard cleaning. The bamboo siding will not warp, crack, or rust like wood, plastic, or metal enclosures.

    To make dealing with trash as easy as possible! The top doors allow users to throw garbage and recyclables in the cans on a daily basis; the front doors open so you can drag the cans to the curb on trash pick-up days.

    We also offer a Richlite option, a super dense composite of recycled paper and resin, for clients who prefer a more modern look.