Weight/Volume Conversion Tables

Table A

Material
Volume
Weight in lbs.
Weight in tons

Newsprint

  loose

  

  

  compact

12 inch stack

60 gallon

90 gallon

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

35

170

300

360 to 800

720 to 1,000

0.0175

0.085

0.15

0.18 to 0.4

0.36 to0.5

Corrugated

   loose

   baled

   

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

   

300

1,000 to 1,200

  

0.15

0.5 to 0.6

Glass

   uncrushed

  

  

  

   semicrushed

   crushed

  

1 grocery bag

60 gallon

90 gallon

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

  

16

100

275

600 to 1,000

1,000 to 1,800

800 to 2,700

  

0.008

0.05

0.1375

0.3 to 0.5

0.5 to 0.9

0.4 to 1.35

Aluminum

   unflattened

  

  

  

   flattened

  

1 grocery bag

60 gallon

90 gallon

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

  

1.5

20

30

50 to 74

250

  

.00075

0.01

0.015

0.025 to 0.037

0.125

Ferrous

   unflattened

   flattened

  

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

  

150

850

  

0.075

0.425

Plastic

   unflattened

  

  

  

60 gallon

90 gallon

1 cubic yard


10

15

24 to 49

  

0.005

0.0075

0.012 to 0.02  

Yard Waste

   uncompacted

   compacted

   wood chips

   grass

  

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

1 cubic yard

  

250 to 450

320 to 500

500

400 to 1,500

  

0.125

0.16 to 0.25

0.25

0.2 to 0.75

Food Waste

55 gallon

412

0.206


Table B

Material Weight range(lbs./cu. yd.)

Paper

Corrugated

  loose

  compacted

Office

  loose

Newsprint

  loose

  compacted 

Mixed

  loose

100

200-750

300-400

360-500

650-800

150

Metal Cans

Ferrous

  whole

  flattened

  baled

  densified

Aluminum

  whole

  flattened

  baled

  densified

Bi-metal/whole

150

350-400

850

1600

50-70

140-220

350-450

1080

110

Glass

Containers

  whole

  semicrushed

  crushed

Plate

500-650

1000-1080

1800-2700

500-1000

Plastics

PET

  whole

  flattened

  baled

  granulated

HDPE

  whole/milk

  flattened/milk

  whole/colored

  flattened/colored

  baled

  granulated

Other/mixed

  whole

  baled

30

80

400

500-600

20-30

70

50

90

400

500-600

50

400-700

Yard waste

Grass

  loose

  compacted

Leaves

  loose

  compacted

Brush

  loose

400-740

1050-1110

250-400

450-670

200

   
Material Weight range(lbs./cu. yd.) Notes

Mixed MSW 

Uncompacted

  roll-off

  no recycling

  OCC removed

 

80

100

 

Wood

  pallets

  sawdust

  bark

  loose dimen-

   sional lumber

290

500

600

240

 

1 pallet = 40 lbs.

Ash

  course bottom

  fine bottom

  fly

3160

1650

1780

 

Food Waste

  kitchen

  solild/liquid fats

800-900

1490

 

Textiles/Fabrics

  loose

  baled

240

480

 

55 gallon drums

  steel

  plastic

40-60 ea

20-30 ea

 

Tires

  passenger

  truck

20 ea

60-100 ea

 

Sludges

  wet/25-55% solids

  dry/55-85% solids

1600-2000

850-1600

 

Litho/film

  loose

  baled

280-690

2200-2490

 

Rubber

  granulated

2500

 

Constr/Demo

 debris

  mixed, loose

540

 

Concrete/Brick/

Block

  crushed

4000

 
Stone/Clay/Sand 2500

55 gal. = 400 lbs.

Used Motor Oil 1410

1 gal. = 7 lbs.

Batteries 1780-1940 33-36 lbs. ea
Ink 1720

1 gal. = 8.5 lbs.

Lubricants 1410 1 gal. = 7 lbs.
     

 


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