Many small companies remove their trash by hand and the dumpster is often located in a remote area of the building or even outside. It can be time-consuming and takes away time spent on other tasks. However, people in larger buildings know that having a trash chute nearby can take a lot of the work out of handling garbage.
What is a Trash Chute?
A trash chute is a large tube, or duct, that allows trash to be moved from one area to a central collecting area. Most trash chutes have a rectangular door that opens similar to an oven door or cabinet door. Large buildings typically have at least one chute door per floor to make access easy. The chute itself is usually 24-36 inches in diameter. Trash is placed inside the opening of the chute where it then falls to the lowest level of the building or the trash collection area.
Trash chutes are often found in large building such as offices, hotels, hospitals, condominiums, and apartment complexes. This is because it isn’t practical for employees, cleaning crews, or residents to move large quantities of trash from floor to floor using the stairs or elevator. There are plenty of reasons that trash chutes are ideal to have in your location, and here are just a few:
- Easy and Convenient – People living and working in a building do not have to take trash from inside their building to a dumpster outside. This makes trash disposal easy and convenient, especially during inclement weather. Buildings that have trash chutes rarely have issues with trash accumulating and improper disposal because of this, especially compared to facilities without trash chutes.
- No Touch Garbage Handling – When trash chutes are used, the bagged trash is dropped into the chute by an employee or resident. The trash typically then falls directly from the chute into a dumpster at the lowest level of the building and is never touched by a person again. When the dumpster is full, it is then loaded onto a truck and removed.
- Hygiene and Safety – Because trash is placed in the trash chute, no one in the building has any direct contact with the trash once it has been removed from the occupied area of the facility. This helps reduce the likelihood of an infestation of rodents, insects, and other pests. It also helps control odor and the spread of germs. Routine maintenance and cleaning, like that provided by Fresh Foam services, can help disinfect and sanitize the chute to increase its longevity and reduce bad odors.
There are a variety of benefits that can be had by having a trash chute integrated into a building, including ease of use, convenience, and cleanliness. This makes trash chutes a vital part of any building’s operations.
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