Sheffield Grit Bins

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Sheffield Grit Bins is an import of Sheffield City Council's dataset of public grit bins.


Currently, OSM has limited mapping of grit bins in the area, so the main aim of importing this dataset is to improve mapping of the area. The import is being done by CjMalone.


Import will be done in mid April 2022. Done on 2022-06-05 in changeset 121995023

Import Data


Data source site:
Data license:
Type of license: OGLv3
ODbL Compliance verified: Yes

OSM Data Files

2022-03-20 OSM data
2022-03-21 Test conflated data (raw .osm)

Import Type

This is a one-time import and will be uploaded using JOSM.

Data Preparation

Tagging Plans

All grit bins will be tagged with amenity=grit_bin, along with some meta data about the operator. The below table show the tags in detail.

Source Attribute Tag Notes
objectid - I'm not confidant that this is a persistent id
sitename - This is the road that it belongs to
featurelocation - Description of the location on the road
- operator=Sheffield City Council
- operator:type=government
- operator:wikidata=Q7492609
- seasonal=no

The grit bins are usually yellow, however I have seen a few black ones so I won't add colour=yellow.

Changeset Tags

The changeset with comment 'Sheffield City Council Grit Bin Import' and source 'Sheffield City Council'

Data Merge Workflow


As of 2022-03-20 there are only 38 grit bins, of which I added at least 10 in the last week. I will manually conflate them using a best guess on which has the more accurate location.


The location accuracy isn't perfect, sometimes a bin may be on wrong side of the road. Considering the current state of alignment issues in Sheffield I don't see this as a show stopper.

See also

The email to the Talk GB sent on 2022-03-20 and can be found in the archives of the mailing list at [1].