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Items are strictly prohibited in refuse chutes.

It is our responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. To maintain a clean and hazard-free environment, it is important to follow certain guidelines regarding the disposal of waste in refuse chutes. Therefore, the following items are strictly prohibited from being disposed of in refuse chutes:

Hazardous Materials:

This includes any substances or objects that are hazardous to human health or the environment. Chemicals, solvents, paint, batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs are examples. These materials must be disposed of at designated hazardous waste collection points or recycling centres.

Flammable or Combustible Materials:

It is crucial to prevent the risk of fire within the building. Therefore, do not dispose of flammable or combustible materials such as gasoline, oil, propane cylinders, aerosol cans, or fireworks in the refuse chutes. These items can easily ignite and cause significant damage to the building and endanger residents.

Electronic Waste:

Electronic devices, also known as e-waste, should not be disposed of in refuse chutes. This includes items such as televisions, computers, laptops, printers, and batteries. E-waste contains various toxic components that can harm the environment if not properly recycled. Many communities have specific programs or drop-off locations for e-waste recycling, so residents should be encouraged to use these services.

Large or Bulky Items:

Refuse chutes are designed for the disposal of regular household waste. Therefore, it is essential to prohibit the disposal of large or bulky items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, or construction debris. These items can cause blockages or damage to the chute system, leading to malfunctions and costly repairs.

Biological or
Medical Waste:

To maintain appropriate sanitation and hygiene, residents should not place biological waste, medical waste, or sharps (needles, syringes, etc.) in the trash chutes. These items pose a risk of transmitting infectious diseases and must be disposed of according to the local health authorities' guidelines.

Animal Waste:

Never dispose of animal rubbish, including pet excrement or faeces, through the trash chutes. This waste can produce offensive odours, attract insects, and contaminate the environment. Animal waste should be bagged and disposed of in designated receptacles or areas.

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