Trash chutes are in high rise condominium associations, are inspected annually by the fire inspector, and must operate properly. Ken Kmet, host of condovoice.com, demonstrates how to repair them. There are only a few supply and repair companies in the nation, so getting parts is tricky, and takes planning and coordination. Minor repairs can be done in house, but major repairs requires a contractor, a trash chute service company, and both take some time to get completed. Maintain them regularly, and plan ahead for repairs.