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.


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