|Locate your Underground Receiver on the highest
available ground where there is no abnormal water drainage, such as exists
near a downspout. A place near the back door will give quick, easy access in
all kinds of weather.
Dig or auger a hole 6" to 8" deeper than the unit and at least 4" wider
than the Shell diameter if the hole is dug. This makes it easier to tamp the
earth around the Shell. Fill the extra depth with gravel to form a base for
Set the Receiver in the hole with the Step pointing in the most
convenient position for opening the Lid.
Make a level, wooden form, staked into its permanent position, to create
a concrete slab around the Receiver(s).
Place the Shell inside the hole so that it will be 1" above the top of
poured concrete. Tamp the earth tightly against the Shell. Be sure to keep
the Shell round (check by placing the Insert-Can in the Shell - it should
slip in easily).
Pour the concrete in the form and trowel a gradual slope away from the
form to the top of the Shell receiver. This will drain the water away from
the receiver. It may be necessary to work the concrete away from the hinge.
BE SURE THE HINGE WORKS FREELY BEFORE THE CONCRETE SETS UP.
Multiple garbage cans are easily placed in a single pad or patio. It is a good
practice to install the Slab higher than the ground level to keep water out
of the receiver.