How Much Recology Compost Do I Need?
Figure out how much compost you need by following these simple steps:
- Determine the depth of the layer you'll be applying.
- Use the following charts to estimate the cubic yards of compost required to cover 1,000 square feet or one acre, OR
- Use the formula below to determine the cubic yards of compost required to cover a more specific area
Cubic Yards of Recology Compost Required to Cover 1,000 Square Feet
|¼-inch layer||approximately 0.75 cubic yards|
|½-inch layer||approximately 1.5 cubic yards|
|1-inch layer||approximately 3.0 cubic yards|
|1.5-inch layer||approximately 4.5 cubic yards|
|2 inch layer||approximately 6.0 cubic yards|
|2.5 inch layer||approximately 7.5 cubic yards|
|3-inch layer||approximately 9.0 cubic yards|
Cubic Yards of Recology Compost Required to Cover One Acre
|¼-inch layer||approximately 34 cubic yards|
|½-inch layer||approximately 67 cubic yards|
|1-inch layer||approximately 134 cubic yards|
|1.5-inch layer||approximately 201 cubic yards|
|2-inch layer||approximately 269 cubic yards|
|2.5-inch layer||approximately 335 cubic yards|
|3-inch layer||approximately 402 cubic yards|
Cubic Yards of Recology Compost Required to Cover a Specific Area
Specific area to cover (expressed as square feet) x amount of compost to apply (expressed as depth in inches) x 0.0031 = equals cubic yards of compost to cover a specific area.
( _______ ft2 x ________ inches of compost x 0.0031 = _______ yd3)
We are interested in determining the amount of Recology Compost necessary to cover 5,000 ft2 with a one-half inch layer of compost.
( 5,000 ft2 x 0.5 inches of depth x 0.0031 = 7.75 yd3)
(adapted from "Compost Use Estimator" in The US Composting Council's Field Guide to Compost Use)