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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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Haskell to confirm that his reference to 9.4 million cubic yards represented the total volume for Phases 1 and 2 combined.
After removing nearly 40,000 cubic yards of dirt, Hanna left E&S' site and bought the rest of the dirt from a competitor.
Use $90 per cubic yard as a ballpark figure, but this will vary by region.
Initial construction estimates are for a $150 million plant that will provide about 182,000 cubic yards (140,000 cubic meters) of potable water per day.
Portable Steel Hoppers, model P-HOP, are available in three sizes ranging from 1/2 cubic yard to 1-1/ 2 cubic yards and have a capacity of 1,000 pounds.
MES produces 40,000 cubic yards of compost from big-solids and wood chips each year, says Tait Saderholm, compost marketing specialist for the company.
Winston Porter, EPA's assistant administrator for solid waste and emergency response, about 35,000 cubic yards of sediment will probably be treated, making this the largest-scale application ever of the "thermal destruction' technique.
Contractors working for the state removed 13,823 cubic yards of vegetative debris, 7,588 cubic yards of construction/demolition debris, and 499 cubic yards of mixed debris from public waterways.
Under the terms of the agreement, Granite's work includes approximately 525,000 cubic yards of excavation, 5m cubic yards of embankment fill, 1.2m square feet of mechanically stabilized earth retaining wall, 2,000 cubic yards of cast in place concrete retaining wall, 18 new bridges, three underpasses, drainage installations, signal and positive train control installations, high voltage power and gas utility relocations as well as the creation of 62 track miles of class VII rail construction.
The EPA announced that more than 612,000 cubic yards of river bottom sediment contaminated with PCBs were removed from the upper Hudson River during 2013, exceeding the annual goal of 350,000 cubic yards for this historic dredging project.
He said the consultant has estimated that up to 50,000 cubic yards of sediment would need to be removed from Salisbury Pond, at a cost of $7.9 million to $8.15 million.
About 1.1 million cubic yards of yard waste was composted in 2008, the most recent data available.