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alt text Identified a metal recycler which does not scrap automobiles, as far as I can tell. It is also not a general purpose recycling center. Having trouble finding the right tags for OSM. What do you think? With the cost of metals going up all the time, these types of places are getting more popular. Location on the map - change to satellite view...

asked 22 Aug '16, 12:34

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it is a recycling centre, but just accepts one type of resource. Tag it (the whole area) like this:

  • amenity=recycling
  • recycling_type=centre
  • recycling:metal=yes
  • recycling:scrap_metal=yes
  • operator=Wentworth
  • description=metal recycler which does not scrap automobiles, as far as I can tell. It is also not a general purpose recycling center.

See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Drecycling for details.

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answered 22 Aug '16, 21:27

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edited 22 Aug '16, 21:27

Just to clarify: Instead of just a node https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4362278779 (which does not transport information about the feature's size), I would draw a closed line on the outline of the scrap yard and tag it instead (example). It is well visible on the aerial imagery.

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Hi have a look at the amenity menu, choose recycling=container, operator=Wentworth Scrap metal and what’s goes into the container below details, for instance scrap metal=yes. Or ad the almost the same specs to the yard if it’s in use as recycling_centre as well. He could accept appliances and aluminium as well.

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answered 22 Aug '16, 14:02

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edited 22 Aug '16, 14:05

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