Based on material, a good estimate is 1 cubic yard is equal to 1.25 tons. That will slightly differ based on material requested. You can use the online calculator below to determine how many cubic yards of material are required.
1 Cubic Yard Equals:
27 cubic feet
(36) 5 gallon buckets
(23.5) 1.15 cubic foot rubber mulch bags
(13.5) 2 cubic foot mulch bags
(9) 3 cubic foot mulch bags
Tons Per Cubic Yard: Gravels
Rock (57 & 89) = 1.2 tons (2400 lbs.) per cubic yard
Lime Rock (919) = 1.25 tons (2500 lbs.) per cubic yard
River Rock (all) = 1.325 tons (2650 lbs.) per cubic yard
Granite (all) = 1.325 tons (2650 lbs.) per cubic yard
Notice: This calculator is for estimating purposes only. For more information about products and pricing, or to place an order, call (830)708-4702.
(Length Ft. x Width Ft. x Depth Ft.) / 27
(Length Ft. / 2) x Width Ft. x Depth Ft.] / 27
(3.1416 x (Radius x Radius) x Depth in feet) / 27