Why do Japanese bins not tell you what burnable means?

At the moment in Tokyo, what is burnable in Bunkyo-ku might well be unburnable in Shinjuku-ku ten metres away, but 99% of the bins just say “burnable” and “unburnable” on them. How on earth would one know what that means in each case??


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