I was going to suggest "Waste Transfer station" 
But after reading the wiki for it, it was not at all what I expected. 

In America, at least in most suburban areas, waste is collected from individual 
residences via bins/cans on the street with(enormous) trucks, so there is no 
static transfer points whatsoever, it goes from curb to landfill directly. 

In Japan, There are static waste collection "Garbage stations" [ゴミ ステーション] per 
street or area, and are often large, steel, screened cages that are stuffed 
full of 45 liter bags. There is no possible way fro a truck to service the 
myriad of little tiny buildings, some of them only on walking paths - even in 
cities of 100K people, so there is a garbage station for every 20-30 houses or 
so, or one for a large apartment or company. Temporary ones are merely nets to 
keep the crows off the bags, but most are permanent ones worth mapping. 

My local garbage station (2 cabinets)  http://goo.gl/maps/VLgMP
a full one nearby http://goo.gl/maps/eqVS3

although some are old and look disused, they are used daily or weekly by the 
populace, and mapping them would be useful on a very local level (like the 
cabinets in general). 

Please add a line item for waste transfer, similar to the postal transfer - 
this is a missing step in the garbage collection, and a cabinet that have been 
Also, I suggest also adding "sliding" for the door hinge option (as the second 
one has no hinges) 


On Oct 31, 2014, at 6:08 AM, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfei...@computer.org> wrote:

> François Lacombe wrote on 2014-10-30 21:42:
>> I would suggest street_cabinet=garbage for the equipment you've mentioned.
> maybe =waste is more consistent with existing tags such as
> amenity=waste disposal, amenity=waste basket or
> generator:source=waste
> Garbage is less used in tags so far.
>> A cabinet is a feature where workers can't enter.
>> A building is the opposite.
> > Then, substations and other stuff can be divided between those two sorts.
> That's a very plausible distinction and should be documented.
> tom
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