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RE: [greenyes] Conversion Factors

Jeff et al.
In this arena "standard" is a very speculative enterprise. 500 lbs per cu
yard is a fair number for wood chip. However, leaves, type of wood, particle
size, moisture, etc. all impact this number. At our composting facility we
see a range of anywhere between 400 lbs to 800 lbs per yard. The lighter
number reflects dead wood...and weight increases as green material enters
the mix.
For public consumption I would use 500, but if you are looking for "Real"
conversion...the best number you'll get is by randomly sampling your
material to find an average.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aluotto, Jeff [mailto:Jeff.Aluotto@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 6:18 AM
To: 'greenyes@no.address'
Subject: [greenyes] Conversion Factors

Does anyone have a standard conversion factor for converting mulch
(resulting from chipped yardwaste and leaves) from cubic yards to tons?



Jeffrey W. Aluotto
Hamilton County Solid Waste District
250 William Howard Taft
Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-946-7719 phone
513-946-7779 fax

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