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cubic yards to tons

Postby skeeter » Tue Jul 06, 2004 7:30 pm

I know it will not be exact but can someone tell me how many cubic yards is in a ton of mulch.
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Re: cubic yards to tons

Postby Knight » Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:50 pm

skeeter wrote:I know it will not be exact but can someone tell me how many cubic yards is in a ton of mulch.

From a selection of web sources, the bulk density of mulch ranges from about 850 lbs/yd³ for a composite type to about 450 lbs/yd³ for bark mulch.

2,000 lb / 850 lb/yd³ = 2.35 yd³
2,000 lb / 450 lb/yd³ = 4.4 yd³

So I'd guess anywhere between 2.4 to 4.4 yd³.
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