What are debris chutes?

What are debris chutes?

Debris Chutes or Trash Chutes are used to clean large quantities of debris from buildings and roofs into containers. Builders, roofers, masons and demo contractors all rely on debris chutes as the quickest, safest, and most efficient method of trash removal.

What is a debris chute hopper?

DURACHUTE’s™ plastic debris chute intake (or top) hoppers allow access at the top of the chute system. They easily install with the rest of the plastic chute system for easy access to the chute. This chute hopper is generally used for roof, window or slab access.

What are construction chutes?

Jobsites generate construction debris during new construction and renovation work. CHUTES has a temporary steel or plastic system that will allow for safe, easy and cost effective trash removal. The chute system allows access at every floor and roof levels and deposits the trash into the dumpster at the bottom.

When must an enclosed chute be used?

Whenever materials are dropped more than 20 feet to any point lying outside the exterior walls of the building, an enclosed chute of wood, or equivalent material, shall be used.

How does a garbage chute work?

With a trash chute, the trash is bagged and dropped into the chute by an occupant of the building. In many cases, the trash falls directly from the chute into a roll-off bin or dumpster at the lowest level of the building and is never touched by human hands again.

What is a debris chute OSHA?

Debris chutes are apparatuses designed for cleaning large quantities of debris or trash from roofs and multi-level buildings. OSHA regulates and mandates the use of a debris chute when there is a need to dispose of debris, trash, or waste materials from at least 20 feet of height.

Where are refuse chutes used?

Garbage chutes and rubbish chutes are used in office buildings, high-rise apartments, condominiums, and other buildings with multiple floors. Separate garbage chute systems may be used to separate dry waste from wet waste. Specialty chutes are also available.

How do rubbish chutes work?

What should you remove from scraps of lumber before discarding them?

All scrap lumber, waste material, and rubbish shall be removed from the immediate work area as the work progresses. Disposal of waste material or debris by burning shall comply with local fire regulations.

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