Garbage Chutes Cleaning

Think about what is actually thrown down a garbage chute and the process of what happens to the garbage. Residents will often throw nappies, rotten fish, eggs, old food etc. You name it and residents have tossed it down the chute! Rubbish gathers momentum when it is thrown down a chute resulting in the garbage bags often bursting on impact when it either compacts with the side of the chute or hits the bottom of the chute. This results in filthy build up sticking to the sides of the garbage chute and the compactor below. This build up harbors dangerous bacteria detrimental to personal health. Scientists would probably have a hard time of working out the combination of bacteria! Some garbage chutes go for years without being cleaned, imagine what harmful and dangerous nasty germs are waiting to escape each time a chute door opens.


Our process cleans, deodorizes, and is environmentally safe. First, using 3,500 pounds of pressure, we blast the chute clean with a 240° solution of botanical bactericide and insecticide. Then, we saturate the chute with bacteria and odor killing solutions that continue working between regular cleanings. For your safety and the safety of our environment, we use only EPA registered, FDA approved, natural botanical solutions. Dirty compactor chutes may contain waste matter, bacteria ridden food remnants, and other toxins. They also provide an ideal nesting place for insects and vermin. Chutes2Clean method of cleaning and sanitizing trash chutes will rid your building of these problems as well as eliminate the source of unpleasant odors from hallways and basements. Included in our service is the cleaning of hopper doors and compactors. A final rinse of enzyme and the application of a custom-deodorizing agent complete the process...

Keep Your Trash Chute Clean & Healthy

·         We’re the experts when it comes to cleaning, maintaining your trash chutes.

·         Replacement of door parts – closers , latches, handles, etc…

·         Anti-corrosion treatments and products

·         Trash chute cleaning and deodorizing using super-heated water

·         Full line of products available 

·         State Licensed and Insured


How often should Trash Chutes be cleaned? 

Trash chutes should be cleaned at least once or twice a year; depending on how often residents use the trash chute. Garbage chute cleaning should be considered routine preventive maintenance. Chutes in high-rise buildings are especially difficult to clean effectively. 

Why Clean a Trash Chute? Disturbing smells are not only distracting, they also can be dangerous. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality can cause short-term problems such as irritation of the eyes, nose and throat; headaches; dizziness and fatigue. Long-term health problems can develop after years of exposure to harmful air pollutants. Cleaning trash chutes is a form of source air pollutant control. By eliminating the source of bacteria, which causes the foul odor, you also eliminate a significant source of air pollution. it is a dirty job but somebody has to do it! The rubbish chute, which encompasses the main chute, hopper doors and the garbage room below the chute, is often the most neglected part of the building yet it is the dirtiest. A neglected garbage chute can create many problems for residents, building staff and building managers.