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Trash Chute Policy

Postby SINexpat » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:51 pm

Before I am accused of any crimes against humanity can someone enlighten me on what is the standard policy for putting trash down the chute in one's condo?

Anything goes? Must be bagged? Is this one of those cases where there are rules but this is really how it works?

Having just moved in, this was one of many things left to figure out on my own :)

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Postby scarbowl » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 2:41 pm

Put it in a bag you can tie closed. The trash generally drops into a bucket or wagon (on wheels) of some kind. Each item has to be removed from the bucket and placed in a larger trash container. Bags are more efficient. Dumping pineapple skins makes a mess they have to clean up piece by piece, for example.

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Postby QRM » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 2:48 pm

Depends how big the trash chute is, one of the many design faults in St Regis, the door to the chute is so small you cant even stick a newspaper in it.

All the bags of garbage there ends up up being left in the Garbage Chute cupboard.

Generally the rule is no glass items ( bottle etc ) as these shatter on the way down and make a real racket. Best to check with the Management office.They will have a specific time for collection for items that cannot go down.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 4:20 pm

Recycle what ever is possible, glass, plastic bottles, tins, paper. Not because you're super-eco, but that cuts down on the hassle of using the chutes.

Anything else, especially food waste etc, bag and dump down the chute.

Don't send glass etc down the shoot (re: para 1). There are condos where the chutes run down the whole way via the kitchens. If you have some knob-end on a Sunday morning on a high-floor dropping 100 glass bottles down the chute it can be like WW3 on the floors below (they all tend to explode at some point on the way down, and if you're on a floor below you wouldn't want to open your chute door and expose yourself to the risk of that).

p.s. For a simple small kitchen waste bin, we just use NTUC bags as liners. The trick is when full, tie them loosely but secured at the top. Way easier to wiggle a loose bag into the shoot, than something smaller but tied as rigid as a football.

NTUC bags suit us fine, as we generate not so much waste, and in any case anything in the bin for more than a day or two is a target for ants, roaches, etc...

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