Originally Posted by discoganya
I'm thinking of starting with a 15" x 15" sheet of white polycarbonate (1/8" thick) from TAP Plastics. Saw and sand by hand, bend with a heat gun. The sheet is a little more expensive than the garbage bin ($14) but I think it will work out to be more rigid and solid.
Pick the right rubbish bin and it's plenty strong enough.
Mine has copped enough branches and crap to prove its worth to me.