Open Data Standard for Household Waste Recycling Centres

Open Data Manchester and Your Dsposal have been working on a new open data standard for household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) - what you might call the dump or the tip - and this week we have a series of workshops with stakeholders to get feedback on our work and get the standard into a position where we can release version one in the next couple of months.

If you’re interested in waste data (I mean, who isn’t?!) then you can read more about it on @northernjamie’s blog here:

And you’re welcome to check out the GitHub repo here: hwrc_data_standard

If you’ve had experience implementing standards and would like to share your knowledge with us please get in touch!

Or if you think you might be interested in using the dataset (once that’s created) we’d love to hear about it as with think about the next stages of the standard and making it as useful as can be to as many people as possible.

We’re currently writing up our final report and if you’ve got any examples of excellent open data standards that are easy to follow and implement I’d love to hear about them :slight_smile:

Just read the recent blog on this stuff. Apols if I’m posting in the wrong place.

Interesting project, but there is a real issue with your mapping- your drive time maps are not granular enough, they seem to have been constructed using too few points, so they are way too smooth. This won’t be a problem in urban areas, but it will substantially misrepresent in rural areas.
More accurate isochrones will tend to have a very “jagged” appearance in rural areas, because of the scarcity of road routes. And they will not form complete one-edge polygons, there will be cold spots within them that cannot be reached within the time.

Hope that helps,