These Vertical Bucket Elevators are similar to the centrifugal discharge type, except that buckets are snubbed back under head sprockets to gain a more complete discharge at a slower chain speed. The Vertical Bucket Elevators can handle light aerates, dusty and sticky materials that are not easily dischargeable from a centrifugal discharge elevator. The buckets are mounted at intervals on two strands of chain. Providing a capacity equal to the centrifugal discharge type requires larger buckets or closer spacing of buckets on the chain. This is a forced type of discharge and is thus effective in transferring maximum of the carried material over to the destination.