U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service         561 FW 15                                     
Conversion Table for Recycled Materials  

FWM#: 296 (new)
Date:    December 31, 1996
Series:   Pollution Control
Part 561: Compliance Requirements
Originating Office: Division of Contracting and General Services

Conversion Table for Recycled Materials

Newspaper 
1 Cubic Yard = 600 pounds 
Corrugated cardboard 
Uncompacted 
1 Cubic Yard = 285 pounds 
Glass (loose, whole bottles) 
1 Cubic Yard = 600 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard = 1000 pounds 
Glass (manually broken) 
Organic material 
Leaves, dry and uncompacted 
Grass clippings 
1 Cubic Yard = 250 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard = 404 pounds 
Plastic (uncrushed) 
PETE #1
HDPE #2
1 Cubic Yard = 250 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard = 25 pounds 
Office paper
Uncompacted 
Compacted 
1-33 Gallon bag, 1/4 full = 20 pounds 
1-96 Gallon toter = 250 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard hamper = 500 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard hamper = 950 pounds 
Aluminum cans 
Uncompacted 
Compacted 
1 Cubic Yard = 74 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard = 450 pounds 
Steel cans 
Uncompacted
Compacted
1 Cubic Yard = 150 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard = 500 pounds 
Scrap metal 
1 Cubic Yard = 850 pounds 
Mixed commercial trash
1-30 Gallon trash bag = 20 pounds 
1-33 Gallon can = 41.6 pounds 
1 Cubic Yard = 250 pounds
Note: These figures are estimates, however, when trying to determine the amount of materials generated, please try to stick to these conversions so that all figures are reported in a similar fashion.


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