Exhibit 1, 561 FW 5

Conversion Table for Recycled Materials

Supersedes Exhibit 3, 561 FW 15, 12/31/1996

Date: August 20, 2015

Series: Pollution Control and Environmental Compliance

Part 561: Compliance Requirements

Originating Office: Branch of Environmental Compliance

 

 

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Department of the Interior Conversion Factors

    Revised:  July 2015

 

 

Type of Waste

Cubic Yards Compacted

Cubic Yards Uncompacted

Gallons

Each

Aluminum

340

62

 

 

Antifreeze

 

 

9.30

 

Asphalt

 

1,400

 

 

Batteries (Lead/Acid Car)

 

 

39.40

 

Batteries (Lead/Acid Truck)

 

 

53.30

 

Batteries (NiCd Rechargeable)

 

 

0.25

 

Brick

3,024

1,400

 

 

Cardboard

400

100

 

 

Carpet

600

600

 

 

Ceiling Tiles

175

175

 

0.26

Computers Desktop (PC)

 

 

 

26.00

Computers Notebook (Laptop)

 

 

 

7.00

Computers - Keyboard

 

 

 

3.00

Computers Monitors (CRT)

 

 

 

31.00

Computers Printer (Personal Printer)

 

 

 

29.00

Computers Toner Cartridge

 

 

 

1.00

Concrete

3,000

1,800

 

 

Construction and Demolition Waste (Mixed)

 

900

 

 

Drywall

 

700

 

 

Fluorescent Lamps

 

 

 

0.50

Fluorescent Light Ballasts

 

 

 

3.00

Food Waste

 

1,500

 

 

Glass

1,800

600

 

 

Grass Clippings (via Grasscycling)

600

400

 

 

Green Waste (Plant Matter)

650

50

 

 

Manure

1,200

1,200

 

 

Pallets

300

 

 

40.00

Paper (Mixed)

755

380

 

 

Paper (Newspaper)

860

430

 

 

Paper (White)

755

420

 

 

Plastic (#1PET / #2HDPE)

650

50

 

 

Scrap Metals

 

900

 

 

Solid Waste, Co-mingled (glass, aluminum cans, plastic, etc.)

 

180

 

 

Solid Waste, Single-stream Mixed Recyclables[1]

 

139

 

 

Solid Waste, Non-Diverted, Non-hazardous, Non-C&D Waste[2]

600

250

 

 

Steel Cans

850

150

 

 

Television (CRT)

 

 

 

49.00

Used Oil

 

 

7.34

 

Tires - Car

 

 

 

21.00

Tires - Truck

 

 

 

70.00

Wood Chips

 

500

 

 

 

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.

[1] Single-stream mixed recyclables are non-hazardous solid wastes collected in a single receptacle and are usually of similar composition where mixing them is allowed by a local recycling authority. Examples include marked recycling receptacles in offices, visitor centers, etc. They include mixes, such as steel and aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, mixed paper and cardboard, etc.

 

 

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[1] Single-stream mixed recyclables are non-hazardous solid wastes collected in a single receptacle and are usually of similar composition where mixing them is allowed by a local recycling authority. Examples include marked recycling receptacles in offices, visitor centers, etc. They include mixes, such as steel and aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, mixed paper and cardboard, etc.

[2] This is general trash not sorted in any way.