Talk:Waste Processing

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Sites for recycling waste

My local council has household waste sorting sites that are mainly for people to dump recyclable materials. Will 'waste transfer station' suffice here? --LeedsTracker 23:45, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

sites such as Holmewell Road Household Waste Sorting Site have now been renamed as a 'Household Waste Recycling Centre' (HWRC is the UK acronym) which is a recycling_type:centre in OSM. It is generally a recycling centre if members of the public can visit it, and a waste transfer station if it is used by the Council or private businesses. Jnicho02 (talk) 09:16, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Nuclear waste

How to tag nuclear waste location. Some site store short-life nuclear waste in open storage (or in pool), some others site store long-life nuclear waste. Sometime in deep underground location.

Extend landfill tags

Proposition :

  • landfill:type=* (surface, underground, underwater...)
  • landfill:source=* (nuclear, domestic, industrial)
  • landfill:nuclear=* (short-life, medium-life, long-life)

type=monofill (e.g. tire dump) vs. mixed? DougGrinbergs (talk) 06:56, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

How to map disused and vegetaded landfills?

Many landfills get closed one day and maybe vegetaded. In this case, should the tag landuse=landfill be kept (in my opinion yes)? Maybe with a disused and/or vegetaded tag? --Max Muster (talk) 09:36, 26 July 2013 (UTC)


Shredding

How do we map facilities for shredding paper documents, computer equipment, phones, etc in a secure way? e.g.,

  • recycling:paper=shredding
  • recycling:data_media=shredding

Elgaard (talk) 20:41, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Garbage crew headquarters

How to tag the Garbage crew headquarters? They have 30 trucks but they are parked elsewhere. Jidanni (talk) 17:22, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Container Rental

Not sure if this is an international thing but in Germany we have these container rental services (https://www.container-bauer.de/) where you can rent a container for construction or demolition waste and they will take care of it. How would their headquarters be tagged? Something with office=? ?

Simple giant piles of garbage

Simple giant piles of garbage: mention how to tag. Jidanni (talk) 07:17, 5 January 2022 (UTC)