cubic yard

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cubic yard

A measurement used to measure concrete,gravel,or earth. It measures 3 ft 3 ft 3 ft, which is equivalent to 27 cubic feet. Usually shortened to simply “yard,” as in “It will take 12 yards of dirt to fill that hole.”

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DHS tries to maintain a balance between 8,000 and 10,000 cu yd of leaves before the job is done.
59 per cu yd, including the final disposal of the cake (dewatered solids).
3 million cu yd of sand and 590,000 cu yd of clay and silt material.
Contract notice: Hire for 40 cu yd open skip for general waste for Meadowfield Durham.
Its total cap system required 260,000 cu yd of fill material.
The volume of sand required, 300,000 cu yd, coupled with strict aesthetic requirements, made hydraulic dredging the only economically feasible option.
The dredge pumped up to 100,000 cu yd of material per day.
Regrading and flattening of the steep east slope would have required the removal and disposal of a large quantity of refuse (over 100,000 cu yd to achieve 4H:1V) or the import of the same quantity of granular fill.
The Lamb Canyon project required the removal and disposal of approximately 2 million cu yd of excess dirt at significant expense.
The baling operations resulted in over 200,000 cu yd of metal being recovered and removed from the island for eventual recycling.