Make This Simple Folding Waste Bin for Your Camp Kitchen

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.

Camping at its best is all about the delights of fresh air, newly mown grass, prosecco from a plastic wine glass and sausages spitting on the barbecue. Naturally you don’t want piles of smelly rubbish attracting the wasps or a carrier bag of waste that keeps getting kicked over. No matter how much bunting you decorate your tent with, the fact remains that camping requires a lot of housework. “Tentwork” if you like! There are a few ways I get our tent tidy and I’m sharing the first of these today.

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.

You want your camping waste bin to –

1. Close up
2. Not tip over
3. Be easy to open with one hand
4. Be compact for packing back into the car

Making Instructions

This simple, cheap trick does all those things. You need one metal dry-cleaner’s coat hanger and a bin liner with a draw-cord opening.

Step 1: Take a metal coat hanger from the dry cleaner and bend it into a circle.

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.
Step 2: Use a large bin-liner with a draw-cord opening. Hook it through and over the edge of the circular hangar.

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.
Step 3: Pull the draw-cord a little tight and tie a knot in each end individually. You need to make sure that you leave a hole big enough to easily drop the waste through.

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.
Step 4: Hang this from your camp kitchen or other tent hook. The opening will hang flat and closed. You can lift it with one hand to drop in your waste.

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.

All you have to transport home at the end of your trip is one metal coat hanger. Easy!

Make this simple folding waste bin for your camp kitchen. When you're camping you need an easy compact way to deal with trash. Throw away your rubbish and keep out the wasps. Easy and and compact camping idea on Falcondale Life blog.

Above is a picture of my camp kitchen setup which shows the waste bin hanging off the stand on the left side. It takes up so little space! We have a pretty big tent but one of the problems with that is how much mess everyone leaves strewn around. I spend half my holiday tidying up after the family! Do you find the same? Let me know in the comments!

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Dear Bear and Beany

23 Comments

  1. 17th April 2017 / 7:07 pm

    This is a brilliant idea, I’m book marking this! We are off on our first camping trip this year and this will be fab. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  2. 16th April 2017 / 8:27 pm

    This is ingenious! My husband is trying to persuade me to go camping, so I’m definitely remembering this for then. I love the lack of stuff to take home! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. 16th April 2017 / 8:19 pm

    What a great idea and very resourceful! We haven’t ever been camping, but will be keeping this in mind if we ever do!

  4. 16th April 2017 / 3:25 pm

    check you out, how nifty and imaginatve is this. Perfect for us, as we are going camping in August and kind of dredding it lol!

  5. 15th April 2017 / 11:06 am

    Have fun – send me a pic if you use this trick!

  6. 15th April 2017 / 7:23 am

    wow what a very simple, clever idea. I never would’ve thought of this. Will defo be doing it now x

  7. 14th April 2017 / 1:48 pm

    What a simple, clever idea! Thing is, I will never get to try it out as I would be more likely to travel to the moon than go camping (terrified of spiders!).

    • 14th April 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Haha! I’ve never met a spider camping. Oh, except a money spider. Flies, plenty!

  8. 13th April 2017 / 11:10 pm

    That’s a really clever idea. I haven’t been camping since I was a teenager

    • 15th April 2017 / 11:04 am

      Ooh I hope they enjoy their campervan. Thanks!

  9. 13th April 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Brilliant idea. It’s always a challenge to space save when you go camping. This will certainly help with that.

    • 15th April 2017 / 11:05 am

      Exactly – both when transporting stuff in the car and keeping things out of the way in the tent. Thanks!

  10. 13th April 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Oh what a good idea! If I ever go camping, I’m definitely going to remember this trick!! Thank you

  11. 13th April 2017 / 5:18 pm

    This is a very clever idea. We love camping and are going next weekend, so looks as though I’ve seen this just in time. 🙂 #SharingTheBlogLove

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