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.