Fire Rated Chutes

Fire Rated Chutes

Available in plastic, galvanized steel & hard aluminum for different degrees of resistance.

Black FR Plastic Sections

Wraparound® Black Fire Retardant UHMWPE Plastic Sections

  • More abrasion resistant and durable than yellow plastic, aluminum or steel
  • Acceptable working temperature between -100°C to 80°C (-148°F to 176°F)
  • 1/4″ Wall thickness – dent resistant wall for very little weight
  • Low noise during use
  • Fire hazard warning on each section
  • Available in any diameter
Dia.SectionWall ThicknessWeight (Lb)
18"Top Hopper0.25”36
Dia.SectionWall ThicknessWeight (Lb)
36"Top Hopper0.25”65

The plastic has been subjected to the following tests:

  • UL 94V-0 (passed)
  • ASTM E 84-08 (result: Class 2)
  • Boston Fire Department Test for Non- Combustible Materials (passed)
  • ASTM E-662 (passed)
  • Bombardier 800 (passed)
  • MSHA, Mine Safety and Health Administration (result: approval)

Note: Black Fire Rated plastic is not UV Treated

The following information is stamped onto every black chute section:

  • Company logo (11″ x 5″) – WE CAN STAMP YOUR COMPANY LOGO
  • Chute description
  • Month & year of manufacture
  • Plastic thickness
  • Chute diameter
  • Chute weight
  • Detailed instructions & fire warning
  • Excellent advertising tool & great anti-theft measure
  • We keep your plate in our library for future orders

There is a small charge for making the die. Please allow 24 hours for preparation.

Galvanized Steel Sections

Wraparound® Galvanized Steel Sections

  • 18 gauge non-combustible galvanized sheet metal
  • Sections lay flat for storage & transport
  • Kickboard & Finger Flaps for the entry sectionss are made of plastic
Galvanized Regular Section
Galvanized Regular Section
Galvanized Top Hopper
Galvanized Top Hopper
Galvanized Door Section
Galvanized Door Section
Dia.SectionThicknessWeight (lb)
30"Top Hopper0.05” (18 guage)73
30"Regular0.05” (18 guage)69
30"Door0.05” (18 guage)83
Aluminum Sections

Welded Aluminum Sections

  • Non-combustible Fire Rated aluminum chutes
  • 1/8” thick aluminum
Dia.SectionThicknessWeight (lb)
30"Top Hopper1/8"55
Steel Square Sections

Welded Steel Square Sections

  • Non-combustible Fire Rated steel chutes
  • 1/8” thick steel
Dia.SectionThicknessWeight (lb)
32"×32"Top Hopper1/8"240
Fire Prevention

Warning: Even if Fire Rated sections are used fire prevention precautions still apply. Container fires could ignite suspended chute systems, set fire to buildings and introduce smoke. Please read the following precautions to prevent a container and chute system from catching fire and setting fire to the building.

This photo was taken minutes after a fire began in a trash container. Flames spread from the container to a competitor’s chute and into a wooden building under construction. The building was destroyed.

Fire Warning Signs

All Chute Sections are printed with a fire warning notice since May 2004.


Plastic Danger Sign

  • Post this warning notice around the trash container & on all floors facing the chute and inform site personnel
  • A plastic danger sign is included with every chute system that leaves the Superchute® factory
  • Durable plastic 8″ wide x 12″ tall (sold individually)
  • Call 1-800-363-2488 to order more as needed
  • Danger Sign


To prevent a container fire use a Superchute® Container Drencher to keep container materials wet. Include our Drencher in your fire prevention plan.


  • Galvanized steel construction
  • Clips over wall of any standard container
  • Bracket width: 6 inches
  • Tap allows water flow control
  • Shoots water 40′
  • Brass nozzle allows adjustment of spray pattern
  • Features stainless steel instruction label


  • Drencher helps control airborne dust
  • Do not apply water if the container contains hazardous debris – the runoff could be toxic
  • Water application is less feasible if the temperature drops below freezing point

Drencher specifications

  • Clamp a Drencher to the top edge of the container
  • Connect a garden hose
  • Turn on water
  • Keep the contents of the trash container wet at all times

Every floor with exposure to the chute should be equipped with a water hose.

1. Consider installing the chute at a distance from the building on a steel scaffold.

The fire in this photo occurred when a welding spark from an upper level fell into the dry container. The fire quickly spread from the container to the scaffold mounted chute and damaged the right hand corner of the building. The contractor subsequently reinstalled a new chute on a scaffold but took care to place the scaffold at a distance from the building. Ramps are used to access the chute.

2. Install the container at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the building (check local by-laws).


Quick Release Cable System

Consider installing a quick release at the discharge end of the chute.


Consider the following at the end of each work day:

  • Tying off the end of the chute so as to hold it away from the container
  • Removing the discharge end of the chute (the last 3 or 4 sections)
  • Pulling the container away from the chute and the building
  • Sealing the container with a fireproof lid (example: metal sheets)
Site Sketcher Service

Superchute® can provide free and helpful sketches within 24 hours.

A Site Sketch :

  • Shows a clear picture of the chute on the building
  • Shows the precise quantity of chute sections needed for the job
  • Shows how to achieve proper door positioning
  • Recommends the appropriate support frame
  • Click here to fill out the form

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