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cubic yard

In the US, the customary unit for measuring the volume of embankments, refuse, etc.; equivalent to the volume of a cube, each edge of which measures 3 feet; equals a volume of 0.765 cubic meters.
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5 million cubic yards to the landfill and two years to its life.
Enthusiastic residents of Austin now gladly pay up to $20 a cubic yard at garden retail outlets to buy back their own recycled--and composted--"green waste.
North Eugene was the leafiest of the city's six pickup areas, contributing 5,089 cubic yards of the total.
Construction activity will peak between July and August, with 80 cubic yards of dirt graded, compacted and moved daily to its final resting place within the project area, Aldrich said.
Data submitted by the Port Authority confirmed that the total project (Reaches B, C, and D) would involve an estimated 500,000 cubic yards in total.
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Approximately 987,000 cubic yards of sediments under this contract will be removed, processed and used beneficially to cap a former landfill in Bayonne, NJ and a portion of Landfill 1-E in the Hackensack Meadowlands.
This can include labor hours and days, tons, truck loads, cubic feet, square feet and cubic yards.
4 million-cubic-yards of earthen materials, grading and placement of roadbase materials, 41,000 cubic yards of concrete paving and underground utilities.
Drill holes were conducted in 1953 and a subsequent report (2001) concluded that more than 60,000,000 cubic yards of material grading at 3.
Of the 300,000 cubic yards of material that needed to be excavated, about 110,000 cubic yards remains.
The project will involve the removal of 30,000 cubic yards of earth and the pouring of 4,500 cubic yards of concrete.