[Tagging] Tagging scrap yards, junkyards

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Jan 25 05:21:23 UTC 2016


The only "waste transfer stations" I am aware of in my area are 
companies that empty garbage from huge "dumpster" garbage bins at 
apartment complexes and businesses, then ship the garbage to landfills.  
Unlike a scrapyard, there is no long-term storage involved.

On 01/20/2016 11:31 AM, Andy Townsend wrote:
> On 20/01/2016 17:19, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
>> On 20 January 2016 at 02:03, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:daveswarthout at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>     I'm trying to decide how to tag what we in the U.S. refer to as
>>     junkyards.
>>
>
>>     ...
>>
>> Would amenity=waste_transfer_station be an option? See 
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dwaste_transfer_station 
>> . Perhaps this makes more sense for scrapyards that make most of 
>> their money from selling the iron used in cars.
>
> I'd have thought that a "waste transfer station" was something else?  
> Scrapyards round here tend to major not so much in selling iron but in 
> car parts (though obviously that'll vary with commodity prices and 
> local area).  I think I've seen at least one "waste transfer station" 
> somewhere in the county though what that's tagged as I wouldn't like 
> to say.   It didn't look very scrapyardish (though I can see how there 
> might be overlap of edge cases).
>
> Cheers,
>
> Andy
>
>
>
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