Facility Information Toolbox (FacIT)
Facility Equivalents Table
This page presents the average amount of capacity at various types of facilities. See the Glossary for definitions of technical terms.
If you have used the other FacIT tools to identify a potential future disposal facility capacity shortfall in your chosen planning area, you can use this data to develop a rough estimate of the number of new facilities that would be needed to eliminate capacity shortfalls.
|Facility Activity Type||Average New Facility
Capacity in Tons per Year
|Alternative Energy and Fuels||110,000|
|Chip and Grind||24,000|
|Construction and Demolition/Inerts Processor||176,000|
|Electronic Waste Processor||N/A|
|Glass Products Manufacturer||52,900|
|Materials Recovery Facility||155,000|
|Metal Refiner or Metal Products Manufacturer||375,000|
|Metal (Scrap) Processor||N/A|
|Municipal Solid Waste Materials Recovery Facility||1,072,000|
|Paper and Paperboard Manufacturer||81,900|
|Paper Stock Processor||111,000|
|Plastic (Recycled) Products Manufacturer||20,200|
|Plastic Shred and Grind Processor||9,900|
|Tire-Derived Product Manufacturer||2,400|
|Tire (Waste) Processor||41,500|
|Used Oil Processor||107,033|
These are generalized planning estimates that use rough approximations of average facility capacity. The data are not designed to be accurate or reliable enough for significant policy or financial decisions without additional research. It is only meant to stimulate preliminary planning and discussion of potential future management scenarios among stakeholders.