[Tagging] Wiki on amenity=waste_disposal Rewrite?

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Feb 3 22:38:21 UTC 2015

On February 3, 2015 3:45:48 PM CST, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/02/2015 5:03 PM, David Bannon wrote:
> >
> > In the context where this discussion came up, camp_sites, I'd
> suggest
> > waste=chemical_toilet is the one we are interested in. The
> > waste=excrement mentions boat. Boat facilities are distinctly
> different,
> > usually relying on a large hose connecting the two tanks and a pump.
> >
> > Chemical_toilets (in my experience) are a concrete 'bowl' about half
> a
> > square metre where the material in question is either poured or
> pumped.
> >
> > Should we start by improving the documentation there ?
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> There is no documentation of the waste= values .. if you want to add 
> them go ahead. Anything there would be an improvement.
> I check on the UK terms for chemical toilets .. 
> http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/helpandadvice/gettingstarted/campingequipment/toilets/
> They use "On a campsite this will probably be marked as a Chemical 
> Disposal Point or CDP. On some sites, it might appear as an Elsan 
> Point." Elsan sounds like a trade name or manufacture. So I'd include
> CDP.
> Oh .. note their use of campsite too. Not camp ground. Lots of power
> in 
> words.
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I think "dump station" is probably intended to refer to facilities intended to receive the sewage from chemical toilets on board recreational vehicles, and from man-portable chemical toilets (basically a bucket with a seat and a tight-fitting lid). These concrete chemical toilets you describe would be a facility of the campground, and a "honey truck" would come to them, rather than the toilets being transported to a dump station.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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