California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Diversion Study Guide, Appendix I

Conversion Factors: Construction and Demolition

Please refer to Appendix H, "What Counts Toward Diversion," to determine if these items qualify.

Material/Item

Size/Amount

Study*

LB

Ashes, dry1 cubic footFEECO35-40
Ashes, wet1 cubic footFEECO45-50
Asphalt, crushed1 cubic footFEECO45
Asphalt/paving, crushed1 cubic yardTellus1,380
Asphalt/shingles comp, loose1 cubic yardTellus418.5
Asphalt/tar roofing1 cubic yardTellus2,919
Bone meal, raw1 cubic footFEECO54.9
Brick, common hard1 cubic footFEECO112-125
Brick, whole1 cubic yardTellus3,024
Cement, bulk1 cubic footFEECO100
Cement, mortar1 cubic footFEECO145
Ceramic tile, loose 6"x 6"1 cubic yardTellus1,214
Chalk, lumpy1 cubic footFEECO75-85
Charcoal1 cubic footFEECO15-30
Clay, kaolin1 cubic footFEECO22-33
Clay, pottery dry 1 cubic footFEECO119
Concrete, cinder1 cubic footFEECO90-110
Concrete, scrap, loose1 cubic yardTellus1,855
Cork, dry1 cubic footFEECO15
Earth, common, dry1 cubic footFEECO70-80
Earth, loose1 cubic footFEECO76
Earth, moist, loose1 cubic footFEECO78
Earth, mud1 cubic footFEECO104-112
Earth, wet, containing clay1 cubic footFEECO100-110
Fiberglass insulation, loose1 cubic yardTellus17
Fines, loose1 cubic yardTellus2,700
Glass, broken1 cubic footFEECO80-100
Glass, plate1 cubic footFEECO172
Glass, window1 cubic footFEECO157
Granite, broken or crushed1 cubic footFEECO95-100
Granite, solid1 cubic footFEECO130-166
Gravel, dry1 cubic footFEECO100
Gravel, loose1 cubic yardTellus2,565
Gravel, wet1 cubic footFEECO100-120
Gypsum, pulverized1 cubic footFEECO60-80
Gypsum, solid1 cubic footFEECO142
Lime, hydrated 1 cubic foot FEECO 30
Limestone, crushed 1 cubic foot FEECO 85-90
Limestone, finely ground 1 cubic foot FEECO 99.8
Limestone, solid 1 cubic foot FEECO 165
Mortar, hardened 1 cubic foot FEECO 100
Mortar, wet 1 cubic foot FEECO 150
Mud, dry close 1 cubic foot FEECO 110
Mud, wet fluid 1 cubic foot FEECO 120
Pebbles 1 cubic foot FEECO 90-100
Pumice, ground 1 cubic foot FEECO 40-45
Pumice, stone 1 cubic foot FEECO 39
Quartz, sand 1 cubic foot FEECO 70-80
Quartz, solid 1 cubic foot FEECO 165
Rock, loose 1 cubic yard Tellus 2,570
Rock, soft 1 cubic foot FEECO 100-110
Sand, dry 1 cubic foot FEECO 90-110
Sand, loose 1 cubic yard Tellus 2,441
Sand, moist 1 cubic foot FEECO 100-110
Sand, wet 1 cubic foot FEECO 110-130
Sewage, sludge (see Appendix H) 1 cubic foot FEECO 40-50
Sewage, dried sludge (see Appendix H) 1 cubic foot FEECO 35
Sheetrock scrap, loose 1 cubic yard Tellus 393.5
Slag, crushed 1 cubic yard Tellus 1,998
Slag, loose 1 cubic yard Tellus 2,970
Slag, solid 1 cubic foot FEECO 160-180
Slate, fine ground 1 cubic foot FEECO 80-90
Slate, granulated 1 cubic foot FEECO 95
Slate, solid 1 cubic foot FEECO 165-175
Sludge, raw sewage (see Appendix H) 1 cubic foot FEECO 64
Soap, chips 1 cubic foot FEECO 15-25
Soap, powder 1 cubic foot FEECO 20-25
Soap, solid 1 cubic foot FEECO 50
Soil/sandy loam, loose 1 cubic yard Tellus 2,392
Stone or gravel 1 cubic foot FEECO 95-100
Stone, crushed 1 cubic foot FEECO 100
Stone, crushed, size reduced 1 cubic yard Tellus 2,700
Stone, large 1 cubic foot FEECO 100
Wax 1 cubic foot FEECO 60.5
Wood ashes 1 cubic foot FEECO 48

*Source acronyms used

  • CalRecycle: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
  • FEECO: FEECO Incorporated
  • Tellus: Tellus Institute, Boston Massachusetts
  • U.S. EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency (Business Users Guide)

Other conversion factor tables

Glass, plastic, paper, and cardboard | Organics | Metals | Office furniture

Appendix I | Table of Contents

Last updated: February 25, 2010
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