Officials said the 31-year-old man jumped into the chute on the eighth floor of a building in Tyumen, in Siberia, but got stuck after sliding down three floors.
As the French news agency AFP notes, Soviet-era buildings in Russia frequently have a metal trash chute in the stairwell with a latch opening on each floor.
The man had to be cut out by rescue workers before he was taken to a hospital. He was not seriously hurt.
His relationship with his girlfriend may have sustained injuries, however.