[Tagging] Tagging scrap yards, junkyards

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 08:00:18 UTC 2016


In my hometown the "transfer station" is located at the landfill. Trucks
carrying garbage arrive there and transfer their loads to the landfill. In
any case, tagging those is not the point of this thread. It's the
automotive salvage yard, or junkyard, that I was looking to tag. So, are we
in reasonable agreement about the use of amenity=scrapyard for the main tag
for these places?
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On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 12:21 PM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>
wrote:

> 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>
> 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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