trash chute

trash chute

1. Any vertical smooth shaft used to conduct rubbish, trash, or garbage from the upper floors of a building to a trash storage bin or room at the bottom end of the chute.
2. A temporary shaft erected during the construction of a multistoried building for the removal of debris.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Several firefighters were eventually able to get a water hose to the fourth floor and flood the trash chute with water.
Don't get me wrong, I love a pizza, however, what I had just witnessed was too much; the cost, nutritional content (if any), all that packaging that will probably end up down the trash chute. This got me considering my evening meal.
Move garbage cans or designated refuse areas away from the building if possible and keep your compactor room or trash chute clean.
Patrick's Day -- was found near death in a plastic bag at the bottom of a trash chute. The dog survived and recovered.
In an apartment, it is the next best thing to a trash chute.
The 2008 trials used a buoy ejected from the submarine's trash chute to establish a link to the outside world.
* Trash Chute: An operational trash chute like those commonly found in high-rise buildings will give Planned associates a glimpse of the kinds of maintenance they require.
The Modular Dispensing Systems Division of Tomlinson Industries now offers a one-piece stainless steel trash chute for in-counter applications.
It was actually a trash chute leading to an automatic compactor.
Emanuel Barima was fatally stabbed in the neck on Wednesday after he and his five-year-old sister left their apartment to throw a dirty diaper down a trash chute in the hallway, police said.
It's all in a day's work for Melvin as he insults the artist, deposits his pet pooch down the trash chute and creates chaos at the diner.