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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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The historic EPA-mandated cleanup, which began in 2009, targets approximately 2.65 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from a 40-mile stretch of the Upper Hudson River between Fort Edward and Troy, New York.
Southern Illinois, which is located in region 7 of the Illinois EPA, has just under 300,000 gate cubic yards less in capacity than the Chicago Metropolitan area, located in region 2.
As written, the 9.4 million cubic yards could have been interpreted as "extra, above and beyond'' the 5.2 million cubic yards, Mr.
Eugene spends about $30 per cubic yard of leaves collected, while Springfield spends about $37 per cubic yard.
NRMCA members reported an average operating toss of $6.16 per cubic yard in 2011, an improvement over the prior year's record average toss of $7/yd.
Coast Guard has eliminated more than 43,000 cubic yards of marine debris from the area.
A small pickup truck holds about 1 cubic yard (5 contractor wheelbarrow loads), and a large pickup about 1 1/2 cubic yards.
of Sulphur Springs, Texas, to sell 100,000 cubic yards of fill dirt for construction of a Lowe's in 2004, according to E&S' lawsuit.
From an average of 90,000 cubic yards of yard waste and 30,000 cubic yards of brush and trees received each year, it produces 25,000 cubic yards of compost and 6000 cubic yards of wood mulch annually.
Calculate the volume you need in cubic yards. Multiply the length (10 ft.) by the width (10 ft.) by the depth (.35 ft., or 4 in.) and divide it by 27 (the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard).
Now the Missouri-based company BioSpan Technologies has developed a solvent that dissolves the wet, dirty chunks at a ratio of more than 3 cubic yards of foam per gallon of solvent.
The machine was running for forty days and put through between sixty and seventy thousand cubic yards of gravel.