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How to Tow Garbage Bins

How to Tow Garbage Bins

Trash — there’s no getting away from it. Sure, you can reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as feasible, but you’ll inevitably fill up the can every so often. So, what is the best way to haul your full waste can to the dump for pick-up?

Of course, it’s such a stinking task for most of us, not to mention that snowy slippery weather makes the job even more annoying. But handling trash cans don’t have to be ugly or mucky. We promise…

Here is how to tow garbage bins to the road with ease while saving time, no matter how unpleasant the weather makes the chore.

How to tow Garbage bins -ideas and methods that work for trucks, cars, ATV/ UTVs, lawn tractors, golf carts, and more

These simple solutions make towing your filled-to-the-brim to the designated pick-up point easier, safer, and faster.

1. Install Garbage Hooks

Say goodbye to all the strain and hassle of wrestling with a heavy garbage can with these simple hook-and-go trash can transportation accessories.

Designed to haul larger 96 and 64-gallon wheeled trash containers, the innovative 200 lbs. weight capacity garbage hooks will greatly simplify your trash-day routine.

The best part?

They can be handy for nearly everyone- they attach and remove in seconds to any auto, golf cart, truck, ATV, and more with a standard 2” receiver hitch.

2. Mount a Garbage Hauling Hitch (Single-Can) to your Truck, Tractor, Passenger Car, or All-Terrain-Vehicle

This garbage hauling hitch means you don’t have to worry about your trash can tipping out during transport-  just put it in place using the quick-to-remove PTO clip and fly down your driveway with the full trash can in tow!

A swiveling top rail allows cans to trail around bends without binding, so hauling your garbage even down winding driveways or windy steep mountain roads is smooth and trouble-free.

A 2” receiver base is required to use this; it has no problems whether you’re on grass, uneven pavement, gravel, or even mud or snow.

Bottom-line? This nifty piece of equipment can be game-changing.

Tip: You can go for its cousin, the Dual Can Garbage Hauling Hitch depending on your needs

3. Place the TIBI-TOW Garbage can Towing Device on the rear

Nothing is worse than having your vehicle damaged dragging a big garbage can down the driveway behind a badly made DIY garbage can hauling device- remember, some of us are not mechanically inclined.

The TIBI-TOW Garbage can Towing device eliminates that problem- it’s made of top-quality leather and will never deface the vehicle.

The device is super sturdy thanks to the stiff steel reinforcement, while the tough steel hooks enhance its pulling strength, meaning it tows even big and heavily-loaded trash bins without breaking a sweat.

The device is incredibly easy to use, too- just close and latch the vehicle trunk down over the two leather straps (these remain inside the car), and Voila!

Need we say more?

See also: Towing a wheelbarrow behind a riding mower

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4. Make use of the Tow a bin garbage can hauling device

Another ground-breaking garbage can hauling device we find practical is the tow-a-bin, a deceptively simple-looking yet well-thought-out bracket for towing fully loaded trashcans to the nearest pick-up center.

Here, the device firmly holds your bin’s lid to keep it from opening and spilling the yucky content all over the place. It’s easy as 1-2-3 to use, and yes, it can attach bins when you want to tow 2 or 3 bins simultaneously- all you need is a tow-a-bin for each bin.

In addition, your vehicle doesn’t need to have a hitch to pull the garbage bin with the help of the tow-a-bin; the bracket can be attached with ease to the trunk or rear door of any car/SUV.

Add self-stick felt protection where the accessory touches the car’s paint to keep your vehicle unblemished.

How do you hook up a car behind a motorhome?

5. Tow tuff dumpster dolly

Tow Tuff’s Dumpster Dolly is another viable workaround.

The product allows you to hook your garbage bin or recycling can quickly to the rear of your car for easier transportation of your dumpster down your driveway.

The dolly fits over a 2” ball and lets you adjust the height from about 13” to around 21” depending on your towing- ATV, UTV, truck, or SUV.

What’s more, the ball plate adjusts approximately 2.5”, giving you more mounting options. Like the rest, it can tow 1 or 2 waste bins to the pick-up area at a time.

Keep in mind that it has a weight capacity of 200lbs.

6. Try the Cansporter – lift and not drag

The Cansporter is different from the other tricks we have listed in this guide since it will not drag on the ground.

Instead, the garbage bin is lifted and latched in place while hoisted above the ground for easy transport to the central pick-up location.

And the good thing is that it can be adjusted to fit almost any vehicle including UTV/ATVs, trucks, golf carts, and SUVs with a regular 2″ trailer hitch receiver as long as it’s raised higher than normal.

It typically carries 1 or 2 bins, but if you need to haul four bins, that’s no problem to the cansporter- just fix an extra dual carrier to the front hitch on the car, and that’s it!

Your garbage bin isn’t going to come any close to smelling like roses, so this is a lifesaver when it comes to keeping stinky odors at bay – the foul-smelling bin remains outside and you inside your vehicle.

Long story short? This will do all the heavy lifting when it comes to the dreaded job of taking out the trash to your most convenient waste management pickup.

Tip: Hitch extension is required to connect this on most ATVs & UTVs.

With these handy and tested gadgets, forget the hassle of struggling with your garbage bin up and down the driveway! Of course, they are not designed the same way, but they all help you accomplish the task more painlessly.

Find the one that is most practical for your needs and make your appointed trip down the street a whole lot easier and safer.

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References and Citations:

1.Tow-a-bin: Frequently Asked Questions about Tow-a-bin-

2. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Waste Transfer Stations: A Manual for Decision-Making

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