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The key waste=dog seems a useful addition, to be used with amenity=waste_basket for mapping bins that are exclusively for dog waste, as typically found in parks and alongside footpaths.

  • waste=dog - (for bins exclusively for dog waste typically found in parks and alongside footpaths)


we can add waste=cigarette for waste_basket only for cigarette butt & cigarette ash. -Yod4z (talk) 11:39, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

The general approach elsewhere is to allow more than one value, for example: cigarette_waste=yes;general_waste=no;dog_excrement=dedicated. Brycenesbitt (talk) 15:56, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


There are some bins for safely disposing of hypodermic needles (usually attached to a syringe) often referred to generally has "sharps". Any ideas about how to tag these? It seems that waste=drugs might loosely apply, but might not completely fit (also, why isn't the tag waste=drug (singular form generally preferred?). --Dobratzp (talk) 18:04, 18 July 2018 (UTC)