[Tagging] Combined waste/recycling bins

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 14:46:01 UTC 2018

Re: “convincing the renderer folks to render it“
Not as hard as you think. The folks at OpenStreetMap Carto have just
revamped the mapping of recycling and waste bins.
If you can get > 1000 uses of a new tag and can think of a good icon, it
could get rendered.

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 11:32 PM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> A village a few miles from me (but in a different county) recently got one
> of
> these combined litter/recycling bins:
> https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2241627292737699&id=1632021387031629&__tn__=C-R
> How to tag?  Each of the two sections is around the size of a large
> amenity=waste_basket.  The recycling half is a little smaller than the
> amenity=recycling + recycling_type=container images in the wiki, and they
> are a little smaller than the recycling containers I see around here.
> In any case, if I put both of those tags on a node only one of them would
> be rendered. If I use two nodes that are almost touching, only one of
> them would be rendered.
> These combined disposal things appear to be catching on, so I'd
> expect to see them increasingly replacing existing
> amenity=waste_basket.  It seems to me we probably need a dedicated
> tag that everyone agrees on (no chance of that happening) and then
> convincing the renderer folks to render it (the odds of that happening
> can only be expressed as multiples of the square root of -1).
> --
> Paul
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