A refuse chute is installed in older generations of HDB flats in Singapore. You can find one in every older HDB homes and for some condominiums. Some people advocate the benefits of having a personal refuse chute at home, as it affords them the convenience of discarding rubbish at their own discretion instead of heading outside to a centralised waste disposal area.
Refuse chutes are usually installed in high-rise apartments to allow a collective space for rubbish bags to be deposited, thereby economising the use of labour to collect disposed rubbish from various places. It is touted as one of the most efficient methods of collecting and disposing waste, and adopted in various cities across the globe.