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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)

These are definitely different from drug disposal containers: those take the actual drugs and won't accept needles, while these only take empty needles. For spelling:

--Jeffrey Yasskin (talk) 04:58, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

 Sharps waste is more general than needles or syringes, so it's possible the database benefits from using more than one value here. I created waste=sharps to document the kind of container, but I'm not sure it's always right to use this instead of waste=syringes or similar.


What are the opinions on waste=recycling/waste=trash;recycling?

In the UK it's not uncommon for there to be dual purpose bins, one side for recycling, the other for general waste. Having 2 POIs for 1 bin seems wrong, this would solve that. The 2 values above have a combined usage of 1,322. --CjMalone (talk) 09:00, 17 June 2022 (UTC)