We repair all waste equipment.

CARE technicians arrive in fully stocked vehicles to provide the fastest service possible. In addition to the extensive training each technician has, we also offer fabrication, welding, mechanical, hydraulics systems, door seals, and electrical repairs.

If your property needs an equipment repair, we can respond quickly, with our 24/7 on-call technician service. CARE provides prompt communication, reliable service, accurate billing, and a cost-effective approach to our repairs.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like a quote for one of our compactor products or repair services, please give us a call or send us a quick message below.

Preventive Maintenance and Cleaning Programs

Many equipment repairs or breakdowns can be avoided with an appropriate maintenance plan. Our chutes are extraordinarily durable, but everything that endures the kind of abuse and stress that these chutes go through make regular upkeep a good investment. CARE offers maintenance that includes thorough cleaning of debris in compactors; or in trash, recycling, or linen chutes, and any other kind of debris removal system.

CARE can extend a compactor’s life by providing ongoing maintenance. A compactor that receives regular maintenance can outperform and outlast one that does not. Do not take the chance of crossing your fingers and hoping that your compactor will just continue to run forever. You will have better performance and reduced costs with an ongoing compactor maintenance plan.

CARE currently services many internal trash and linen chutes throughout the northwest. Contact us and allow us to propose a plan to ensure your garbage chute, compactor, bagger, or recycling chute continues to operate in peak condition.

Our preventive maintenance plans are one of the best ways to ensure that your compactors and chutes stay in good repair and keep working efficiently. We offers various levels of compactor maintenance plans. A minor investment on prevention can help you maintain optimal performance, day after day.

The benefits of our maintenance plan include:

Optimized performance (your chute will continue to perform at peak condition) and odor control. Our technicians will check trash compactor equipment such as hoses, plc panels, hook-ups, hoses, cycle times, photo eyes, etc. And top off any necessary fluids.
Keep in compliance, minimize down time and lengthen the life of your equipment with a chutes preventive maintenance agreement.
Many sites contact us for help with odor control, compactor repair, and compactor preventative maintenance.

CARE's Preventative Maintenance Program

Designed to be cost-effective, extend the life of our customer's equipment, and to prevent problems before they happen.

The CARE PMP includes routine checks of your systems:

  • Electrical (conduit, wiring, motor, switches ...)
  • Hydraulics (oil level, lines and hoses, pumps, connections ...)
  • Structural (body, seals, hinges, guides, safety covers ...)
  • General Condition (appearance, mechanical, cleanliness ...)

And, after our service and inspection, we meticulously log and report what we checked, found, adjusted, and repaired. We extend the life of your equipment, typically save our customers a notable amount of money, and remove the worry of maintaining your vital waste equipment.

CARE Annual Chute Inspection

CARE performs a 32 point checklist to ensure your chute sysytem is at peak performance.

Protect your company. The CARE Team can perform your annual chute condition check, in accordance with NFPA 82. This relates to intake and discharge doors of Waste and Linen Chutes.

Our service professional checks that that discharge door rolls freely, inspects any cables, chains, and hooks for properly functioning, ensures the door frame is straight & has no build-up, and much more. They will check that the unit's intake is self-closing and operateing properly, and hinges and door frame on the intake are in good working order.

CARE's ECOLO Odor Control Maintenance System

CARE offers a rental and maintenance package for ECOLO's AirPro Control System, which includes a vapor system, the CARE "Always Full" Vapor Supply, Installation, and equipment repairs or replacement, if needed. Our service is based on a 12-month commitment and is billed either quarterly or annually. CARE offers significant savings to our customers that enjoy this service. To learn more about the CARE ECOLO XStream Vapor System, you can click here.

For valuable and important information on odor control, visit the CARE Odor Control page.


If you have any questions, concerns, or would like a quote for one of our compactor products or maintenance and cleaning services, please give us a call or send us a quick message below.

Trash/Linen/Debris Chutes

Product Standard Features

  • Entire Door Stainless Steel (Front & Back Panels and Skirts)
  • No Rivet or Bolt Protrusions into Chute
  • Factory Welded Joints
  • Seam Weld Beams ground below top intake
  • Aluminized Steel Construction or Optional Stainless Steel
  • Low Impact Sloping Intake Throat
  • Intermediate Fire Sprinkler Heads
  • ‘UL’ Fire Rated Intake and Discharge Doors
  • Intake Doors Embossed With "RUBBISH" or "SOILED LINEN"
  • ADA Compliant Lever Handle with Lock and 2 Keys
  • Discharge Floor Retainer Flange

Optional Accessories

  • Factory Applied Sound Dampening
  • Isolator Pads
  • Heat Detectors
  • Electrical Interlocks with plug and play connections
  • Pneumatic Assist intake doors
  • Disinfecting and Sanitizing Unit
  • Pass-Thru Doors
  • Additional Floor Retainer Flanges
  • Drain for Linen Discharge
  • Rolling Incline Door of ‘UL’ label Construction.
  • Extra Wide Trim
  • Other Chute Sizes Available
  • Installation

Note: Sheet metal contractor shall assemble the chute in place as per detail in shop drawings, align and anchor as required. Plumbing contractor to connect all water supply lines to flushing and sprinkler heads. Electrical contractor to complete any wiring that may be necessary for the electrical interlocks. Masonry or carpentry contractor to erect surrounding shaft walls after chute is set in place.

Chutes are intended for multi-level buildings and can be used for trash, linen or recycling. Chutes are fully factory assembled with all joints welded and there is a minimum of one expansion joint per floor with a flush interior assembly without bolts, rivets or clips. The intake door and frame are adjustable and securely fastened to the intake throats that are formed as an integral part of the chute section.

The chute system consists of a roof cap, sanitizing & flushing system, intake door (linen or trash), floor frame, discharge door, and trash compactor. When planning a chute system, the best solution is to design it straight, with no offsets. When an offset is needed, it must be no greater than 15 degrees per NFPA code.

Each floor has a frame installed to support the section of chute for that level.

The roof cap. The purpose of the roof cap is to allow for a vent to dissipate odors and hot gases. Plus, allowing for smoke and flames in the event of a fire. NFPA code requires a full diameter vent penetrating and extending 3 feet above the roof, installed on the curb, which is provided by the contractor. When designing the roof cap(s), CARE supplies an aluminum vent cap and flashing over the chute penetration. (Gordons caps)

Each floor's intake doors are sized to the dimension of the trash or linen chute. The intake doors feature all stainless-steel doors, are self-closing, self-latching, and have a protected closer. These doors are UL labeled, which are rated at 1.5 hours with a maximum temperature rise of 250 degrees in 30 minutes.

CARE offers optional pneumatic and plug and play features with electric interlocking doors. And, all meet ADA requirements. The electric interlocks, being plug and play, require no electrician, saving our customers money.


In accordance with NFPA 82, CARE supplies sprinklers, for installation by a plumber, above the top intake and at every alternate floor above the discharge. The sprinkler heads fuse at 165F degrees to open and flood the chute in case of fire. These sprinklers are supplied by CARE, but must be installed by a plumber. They are placed in the top corner of the intake throat, with a protective guard.

In order to keep the chute clean, a disinfecting and sanitization unit is installed above the top intake door. It is in a lockable access door with a cleaning solution and can have a manual shut-off valve (connected by other trade).

At the bottom of the unit is the discharge door(s), which are held open by a 165F degree fusible link. In case of fire, the link is melted and the door will roll or slam shut.

Typical trash room set-up with a recommended "swap out" container:


Debris Chute

The CARE debris chute systems come with a large 24" inside diameter and are thicker with a more resilient HDPE. They feature high-abrasion resistance, a higher thickness for longer life, and are safe, easy, and quick to install. These units can easily pay for themselves in two to three uses! And, your organization can enjoy even more benefits through our rental program.

The system is extremely flexible, with galvanized hardware section that are telescopic for ease of storage and transportation. The intermediate intakes can be easily placed anywhere along chute.

These systems are available in floor or window mounted and are suited for roofing, renovation and new construction. Both are a complete system and are window/parapet mountable, scaffold mountable, and flat roof mountable. They come with telescopic HMHDPE 24-inch chute bodies, a floor intake hopper, holding frame bracket, and galvanized rods for the floor connections.

The advantages of a debris chute are timely debris collection, safe and secure collection, and quick simple and convenient disposal of debris. The debris chute cuts down on labor, maximizing risk on a work site.


CARE Linen and Chute Maintenance and Cleaning

Chute systems can harbor bacteria, causing foul smells throughout a building if not maintained. In addition, the NFPA Fire Code requires that chutes are well maintained and kept clean, safe, and functional, so they do not create a fire hazard.

CARE offers a maintenance solution. Click here for a brochure on our Chute Cleaning and Maintenance Service. To find out more, just contact us through our contact page or give us a call. We'd love to have your business.


If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to begin the quote process for our chute product, please give us a call or send us a quick message below.


Depending on your needs, there are four basic types of compactor.

Self-Contained. Self-contained compactors are one complete unitized unit intended primarily, although not exclusively, for the collection of materials where liquids are present.

This compactor is most commonly used for the disposal of wet waste. It is referred to as "self-contained" as it is a sealed unit to prevent leakage with the compactor's charge head and container permanently attached to each other and mounted on a frame style understructure to match the hauler's truck. The compactor is unitized to control liquid. It can be activated in a variety of ways and will accommodate various hoppers and cart dumpers. When the compactor is full the hauler pulls the entire unit onto the truck, normally from the charge chamber end, hauls it to the disposal site, and opens the rear discharge door to empty the contents. It is then returned to its home location.


Stationary. Stationary compactors are intended primarily, although not exclusively, for the collection of materials where liquids are not present.

Selecting the correct compactor begins with its application. This compactor is most commonly used for the disposal of heavier dry waste or recyclables. The compactor is positioned and anchored to a concrete pad. A receiver container is then coupled to the compactor using heavy-duty hooks to secure it in place during the compaction phase. When the container is full the hooks are unlatched and the container is hauled away to be emptied. Stationary compactors range from small sizes for under the chute applications inside buildings to very large models which are intended for use at transfer station.


High Rise. When a high rise building calls for internal trash chutes a small compactor is often placed directly below it. The chute provides the tenant the convenience of disposing of their trash by merely bagging their trash and dropping it into the chute. The compactor receives the trash and presses it into a container.

This compactor is the most commonly used compactor in conjunction with a trash chute. The compactor is anchored to the floor where it receives the trash. It is activated by a photo eye and packs the trash into a 2 to 4 cubic yard container. When the container is full it is disconnected from the compactor and later emptied by the hauler's frontload truck.


Small Compactors. These are small stationary compactors (2 to 4 cubic yard capacities) and are designed for low to moderate volume waste generators. They are perfect for applications such as retail stores, distribution centers, warehouses, shopping malls, and other businesses that generate low to moderate volumes of dry waste, and would like to enjoy the benefits of compaction of their waste stream.

These machines can also be used to isolate and compact recyclable materials such as cardboard and plastic where a baler is not suitable or practical and are designed to require minimal maintenance and repair to limit the disruption to your operations. Their hydraulic power units are designed and manufactured to maintain complete quality control from system design through manufacturing completion. Each machine is optimally designed for its intended application, with steel reinforcement in the areas that see the highest force, for long term durability. Cram-A-Lot compactors feature a floor riding ram design, which minimizes the maintenance associated with guide shoe adjustment, and prevents trash from migrating behind the presshead. This attention to robust design ensures that your compactor will be built to last for years to come.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like a quote for one of our compactor products, please give us a call or send us a quick message below.


A baler is typically used as a production machine and frequently an income producer. Balers should be sized and sited to process a certain amount of product or material within a given time. The type, volume, condition of the material being baled, and available space will determine the right baler for you. Gain the benefit of professional assistance at no cost or obligation by contacting a CARE representative.

Vertical Balers. When it comes to baling, the vertical baler is the most popular and widely used model in the country.

These balers range in sizes from 36" bale width to 72" bale width and the size of the baler, and material being baled, will influence the weight of the bale. Ranging in size of bales produced, the vertical baler can be used for a variety of applications. Common uses for a verical baler are for cardboard, hard plastic, aluminum cans, some metals, paper, p.e.t. bottles, rags, plastic film, grocery outlets, hotels, shopping centers, manufacturing facilities, retail outlets, warehouses, distribution centers, department stores, recycling centers, hospitals

Typical sizes/models are:

  • 36" model with a bale size of 36"W x 24"D x 28"H and an average weight of 150 Lbs.
  • 42" model with a bale size of 42"W x 30"D x 48"H and an average weight of 750 Lbs.
  • 46" model with a bale size of 46"W x 30"D x 48"H and an average weight of 750 Lbs.
  • 60" model with a bale size of 60"W x 30"D x 48"H and an average weight of 800-1000 Lbs.
  • 72" model with a bale size of 72"W x 30"D x 48"H and an average weight of 1200 Lbs.

Horizontal Balers. For baling large volumes of material.

When baling large volumes of material the proper type and size of baler is critical. The piling up of material and creating the slowing or stopping of production lines can be costly. Horizontal balers are designed to handle large volumes, make dense bales, and be automated for labor reduction and safety.

Horizontal Balers are designed for ease of installation, operation and maintenance and most balers can operate manually or automatically with photo electric cell control. The Cram-A-Lot HE-60 is ideal for warehouses, users baling waste paper, corrugated, newsprint, office white, plastics, foam rubber, light aluminum and other recyclables without pre-conditioning or fluffing required.

Drum Crusher Balers. Reduce your old drum to a fraction of its size saving you space.

Barrels and drums that require disposal take up more room than needed and can increase your disposal costs. With the correct drum crusher you can reduce your old drum to a fraction of its size saving you space, make it easier to handle, and reduce your disposal cost.

Drum Crushers are designed to eliminate the storage required for bulky drums, focused on saving storage space. Drum crushers can reduce bulky 55 gallon drums to 1/6th their original size, producing an easy to handle disk. Several models feature an optional press head, which allows the operator to compact waste or other material inside of a drum, helping to reduce disposal cost and more efficiently manage waste and recyclables.

Baling Wire. Providing easy handling for stacking on pallets.

These balers are designed for baling light volumes of P.E.T. and H.D.P.E. containers, aluminum cans, and computer paper.



If you have any questions, concerns, or would like a quote for a baler product, please give us a call or send us a quick message below.


The towable cart is ideal for environments where trash or other materials need to be transported to a compactor in a remote location. The carts are conveniently placed for client’s deposits and then towed to the compactor and emptied when full.

Material Handling Carts. These carts function as easy-to-use tip trucks for manual waste handling systems.

With its user friendly design and durable construction it is ideal for moving materials of any type.

These carts are available in half-yard (100 gal.) or full-yard (200 gal.) capacities. Each cart comes with a welded and gusseted tubular steel frame, powder coated frame for durability, and it is compatible with most cart dumpers (subject to weight limitations). It has a choice of several colors, an optional tow package, lids, non-marking caster wheels, and pneumatic tires

The Material Handling Carts are available in:

  • medium duty - 750 lb. load capacity
  • heavy duty - 1000 lb. load capacity
  • super-heavy duty - 2000 lb. load capacity

Poly Carts. The wide opening and low profile make it easy to load and transport small-scale materials.

Medium and Heavy-Duty Poly Karts provide safe, clean, and cost-effective methods for transporting waste, bulk materials and work in progress components. The wide opening and low profile make it easy to load and transport small-scale materials.

These carts feature 60 and 90 gallon capacities with load limits to 450 lbs. They are a rugged rotational molded polyethylene tub with easy push/pull handling, an extra-heavy 11 gauge steel frame, and they are powder coated or plated frame for maximum durability. These carts are compatible with most standard dumping systems and come with a choice of several standard colors.

Security Carts. When document security is important.

Document security carts are the perfect compliment to shredding programs that require large capacity containers. They provide a durable and reliable secure collection method to ensure compliance and protect user data. Plus, document security carts are ideal for companies who shred large amounts of documents or follow data privacy protocol. These are available in 65 or 95 gallon capacity and secured with innovative external locking system. They feature a strategically located slot in lid to allow easy deposit of documents yet prevent unauthorized access. These carts have a 20 Year life expectancy, 12 inch wheels, are easily portable (tilting and pushing), and are compatible with standard dumping systems.

Towable Steel Carts. Featuring a choice of side pockets, end pockets, or bottom pocket for dumper lifting.

These carts have a body shell of 14 guage, full length reinforced caster mounts, heavy duty pocket bumpers, balloon cushion 8" casters with dual bearing systems, and steering tie-rod tow bars with ball bearing king pins.

The units have a flip-latch tow bar stow system, spring secured rear hitch, a bottom drain with plug, plastic lids that are double wall and domed, a secure "lid open" latching mechanism, and feature a rust inhibiting primer with industrial enamel - two coats!

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like a quote for our cart products, please give us a call or send us a quick message below.

Odor Control

Often a by-product of the decomposition of organic (living) matter, odor frequently occurs when living cells die. The cells attract bacteria, which break down the dead tissue. This natural process, known as decomposition, produces unpleasant smelling gases as an interim by-product. CARE's Ecolo Air Solution's quickly react with odor-causing matter, eliminating the problem at the source.

Odor control applications are common in trash rooms, trash chutes, compactors, back rooms, restrooms, recycling centers, garbage trucks, sewer treatment plants, and transfer stations. CARE solves these problems, helping property owners or site managers keep their value high, and complaints low. We provide odor control solutions with worldwide expertise and best-in-class products, using HLS Ecolo systems.

Metered Atomizing Misting Station
Metered Atomizing Misting Station

ECOLO Air Solutions are 100% natural, meaning no hazardous chemicals, no ozone-depleting CFCs, and no aerosols. In fact, ECOLO Air Solutions are made from the customized blending of essential oils of plant extracts. They have been rigorously evaluated around the world and have been certified as non-toxic. Their safety has also been confirmed by independent laboratory testing.

Metered Atomizing Misting Stations. The heart of the HLS Ecolo odor atomizing system.

The LCU in combination with various satellite units atomizing air solution is recommended for neutralizing odors in garbage rooms & chutes, loading docks, storage areas, HVAC / ventilation systems, industrial facilities, exhaust air, in addition to other odorous areas.

Foaming Systems. A foaming biochemical odor neutralizer.

This system is a solution for a odor control in solid waste & wastewater applications.

Biostreme™ 111F foaming micronutrient concentrate provides a convenient solution to manage surfaces where noxious odors are generated. It is applied with a foaming applicator to visibly coat problem surfaces. The penetrating foam soaks into trash room floors, bins, and other problem surfaces, allowing the micronutrients to direct the microbiology of the decomposing organic matter.

This topical formulation is an elegantly simple solution to odor problems, originating from tipping floors, storage bins, and plant equipment surfaces. The foaming micronutrient blend can also provide effective visible coverage of lagoons and solid waste working faces. The product attacks odor in three ways. The foaming application visibly blankets the surface, ensuring even distribution, the Biostreme™ micronutrient blend manages the odor-producing biological processes at their source, and a powerful contact deodorizer provides immediate odor relief for long term treatment.

Biostreme™ is a micronutrient formulation which employs a natural, non-toxic, and a biodegradable blend of amino acids, essential oils, vitamins, minerals, purines, pyrimidines, and complex organic extracts that aid in organic decomposition without producing odorous byproducts. It is completely safe to handle and use, and employs no enzymes, bacteria or hazardous chemicals.

Industrial Waste Systems. Concentrated deodorizer for airborne and surface and odor management.

Airstreme HL 451 is an environmentally friendly contact deodorizer, formulated from a blend of essential oils, surfactants, and aromatics. The product contains no alcohols, and is non-hazardous, non-flammable, and completely bio-degradable. Its powerful deodorizing agents are water soluble, making it a highly versatile product for both topical and airborne odor control. It provides relief from acidic odors of sulfides and mecaptans, and for ammonia or ammine nitrogen-based odors.

This concentrated liquid can be safely applied directly to problem surfaces for immediate relief. Or, it can be diluted in water for spraying, misting, and fogging applications that eliminate odors in areas where wastes or waste by-products accumulate or are stored. AirStreme HL 451 can also be mixed directly into wastewater and standing liquids to control storage basin, lagoon, or holding tank odors.

Solid Waste Systems. Odor eliminating technology convert odor molecules into non-volatile compounds.

AirSolution 9204 counteractant is a complex blend of essential oils, odiferous organic compounds found in plants. AirSolution 9204 works through the process of odor counteraction to reduce odor complaints. The odor counteraction is a series of absorption and decomposition process, converting odor molecules into non-volatile compounds. This reduces both their odor concentration and intensity. AirSolution 9204 is optimized to eliminate the odors created by solid waste, industrial, and metals processing operations. It is non-toxic and non-corrosive in nature, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. This product is safe to handle. Just fog or spray in areas where there will be human contact.

This solution is normally used for landfills, transfer stations, food waste, waste-to-energy, municipal waste water plants, manufacturing sites, solvent odor generations, metal casting, metal coating, asphalt, frp and resins, paint booths, exhaust stacks, roof and wall fan discharges, and processing areas.

Ventilation Systems. Provides both ventilation and odor control for point source areas.

The QCID™ system (Quick-Contact-In-Duct) features a contact time of 0.3 seconds. The system has the smallest footprint of any comparable odor control system and is an excellent choice when space is limited. This system is designed to use NuTech's Chi-X® or DeAmine™ Odor Eliminators. The targeted odors are oxidized organic odors for applications with fairly consistent odor loading.

Seasonal variation in ventilation requirements are accommodated by the use of a two-speed, or variable speed, fan motor. Fabricated from stainless steel, the QCID™ system can be supplied in sizes from 1,000 to 8,000 cfm for situations where the total static pressure requirement is 3.5" or less. Custom designed, the QCID™ is built to handle any needed air inlet and outlet configuration. Systems are typically floor mounted. However, mounting options are available to fit the site. Installation costs average 10 to 20% of the capital costs.

With a QCID™, NuTech guarantees odor reduction at the discharge stack to 200 odor units or less (D/T), with Butanol intensity of 3 or less. Butanol intensities as low as 1 are possible. Plus, effectiveness on hydrogen sulfide is limited to 1 ppm. If H2S levels exceed one ppm, companion treatment for H2S should be considered.

You can find out more about CARE's ECOLO Odor Control Maintenance System program on the Preventive Maintenance and Cleaning Programs page or by clicking here.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like a quote for one of our odor control systems, please give us a call or send us a quick message below.