Posted January 3rd, 2014 by Lenora Hamilton
High-rise buildings provide many positive benefits for the communities in which they are located. These super-size structures allow a crowded city to make the most of prime commercial property and provide office and business space for hundreds or even thousands of workers in a convenient, central location. However, working in a high-rise building can present a number of logistical challenges, including the disposal of all the trash generated on a daily basis. A trash chute is often a necessity in a large modern building, providing a convenient way for the workers in the building to dispose of trash and keeping the building’s interior space clean and sanitary.
The Need for Trash Chutes
Americans generate over four pounds of trash a day on average, and much of this waste comes from offices and other commercial buildings. Even in a modest-sized high-rise office building, the effort needed simply to remove trash can tie up a significant amount of time and money. Adding a trash chute as part of a building’s original design may translate to significant savings over the life of the structure for the building manager or the companies that occupy the building. The presence of a trash chute is also a selling point that can be used to encourage clients to lease space in a large commercial building. Although it is possible to retrofit some high-rise buildings with a trash chute after construction, a more forward-thinking course of action is to include a chute in the original design to prevent the disruption and cost of adding one at a later date.
Wilkinson Hi-Rise—A Trusted Professional
Wilkinson Hi-Rise has been in the business of providing high-quality trash and linen chutes since 1923. All chutes manufactured by Wilkinson Hi-Rise are constructed of heavy-duty, 16-gauge aluminized steel. Every Wilkinson Hi-Rise trash chute features a self-closing, bottom-hinged door at each building level that can be secured to prevent unauthorized access. Optional design features include the addition of sound dampening material to reduce noise from the chute and a cleaning system that regularly cleans and deodorizes the interior surfaces of the chute. In keeping with the modern move toward environmental responsibility, Wilkinson Hi-Rise also provides recycling chutes that allow workers to separate paper, plastic and other recyclables from the regular waste stream. Recycling chutes are customized to meet the requirements of local and state ordinances and can accommodate up to seven different types of recyclable materials in the same building.
Wade Architectural Systems—Your Local Wilkinson Hi-Rise Supplier
Wade Architectural Systems is pleased to offer Wilkinson Hi-Rise trash, linen and recycling chutes to the public. We are the authorized supplier of Wilkinson Hi-Rise products to clients throughout Oklahoma and Texas. Our team will work with building designers and architects to ensure that each chute is sized properly and is incorporated into the structural and aesthetic aspects of a building. In addition to trash chutes, Wade Architectural Systems also specializes in
all types of architectural metal products, including decorative metal ceiling and wall panels, perforated metal siding and exterior raincladding systems. If you are in the planning and design phases of a high-rise commercial structure, contact Wade Architectural Systems for more information about durable, convenient Wilkinson Hi-Rise chute systems for your building. We will be glad to discuss the specifics of a particular project or provide general information about these high-quality products.