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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Pro-Lawn&Grounds, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    Weights According to the Massachusetts Municipal Recycling Regulations


    Organics - Weight Conversions
    Grass Clippings-- 667 pounds / cubic yard
    Leaves-- 400 pounds / cubic yard
    Brush-- 500 pounds / cubic yard
    Unfinished compost-- 1,500 pounds / cubic yard
    Finished-- compost 1,350 pounds / cubic yard

    Organics - Volumetric Conversions
    Grass Clippings-- 3 cubic yards/ton
    Leaves-- 5 cubic yards/ton
    Brush-- 4 cubic yards/ton

    Hope people find this helpful I know these numbers aren't going to be exact
  2. Rake 'n Bake

    Rake 'n Bake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Interesting. Any idea how much a yard of mulch or mushroom manure weighs? (Obviously it wary vary depending on how wet it is)
  3. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 288

    well I know mulch around here is between 200LB to 500LB per yard depending on how wet it is at the time ... and mushroom manure I'm guessing fits into the compost range

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