[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - key:rubbish=

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 12:26:08 UTC 2015

2015-02-08 23:15 GMT+01:00 Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:

> A proposal for a new high level tag of .. Rubbish :-)
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features_key%3Drubbish
> At present there as a number of 'waste' values under the amenity key.

sorry for commenting a bit late on this.

If I saw a tag like


I would maybe expect a broken transfer station or something similar.

A key should somehow describe what is tagged, i.e. which property, or what
kind of object, but if I understand your proposal right, you want to tag an
ashtray with rubbish=cigarettes, and with rubbish=transfer_station a
facility? IMHO this is mixing up concepts.

Using "rubbish" as an attribute and have a scheme such as (just an example):


and add then
rubbish=cigarettes (i.e. ashtray)

rubbish=oil (a place to put old oil)

etc., i.e. using this as an attribute.

This is also introducing the problem, that you will have to know whether
your used materials/trash will get recycled or otherwise "brought away"
(incinerated or buried etc.).

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