# Solid Waste Density Calculator, Formula, Solid Waste Density Calculation

### Solid Waste Density Calculator:

Enter the values of total weight, TW(lbs) and total volume, TV(ft3) to determine the value of Solid waste density, Sd(lbs/ft3).

 Enter Total Weight: lbs Enter Total Volume: ft3 Result – Solid Waste Density: lbs/ft3

### Solid Waste Density Formula:

Solid waste density (SWD) measures the mass of solid waste per unit volume, typically expressed in pounds per cubic foot.

It indicates how compact or loosely packed the waste material is, which is crucial for waste management, landfill design, and recycling processes.

A higher solid waste density implies a greater waste mass in a given volume, impacting transportation, storage, and processing costs.

Total weight of the solid waste – the combined weight of all the trash. Heavier trash (more weight) will result in a higher density (SWD) if the volume (TV) remains constant.

Total volume of the solid waste – the space occupied by the trash. Denser packing of the waste (less empty space) can also lead to a higher density (SWD) even if the total weight (TW) stays the same.

Knowing SWD helps waste management companies determine the capacity needed for collection vehicles and landfills.

Solid waste density, Sd(lbs/ft3) in pounds per cubic foot is calculated by dividing the total weight, TW(lbs) in pounds by total volume, TV(ft3) in cubic foot.

Solid waste density, Sd(lbs/ft3) = TW(lbs) / TV(ft3)

Sd(lbs/ft3) = solid waste density in pounds per cubic foot, lbs/ft3.

TW(lbs) = total weight in pounds, lbs.

TV(ft3) = total volume in cubic foot, ft3.

### Solid Waste Density Calculation:

1. A landfill has 8000 pounds of waste compacted into a volume of 50 cubic feet. Calculate the solid waste density.

Given: TW(lbs) = 8000lbs, TV(ft3) = 50ft3.

Solid waste density, Sd(lbs/ft3) = TW(lbs) / TV(ft3)

Sd(lbs/ft3) = 8000 / 50

Sd(lbs/ft3) = 160lbs/ft3.

1. A waste processing facility needs to transport 4500 pounds of waste, and the solid waste density is 150 lbs/ft3. Calculate the total volume of the waste.

Given: TW(lbs) = 4500lbs, Sd(lbs/ft3) = 150lbs/ft3.

Solid waste density, Sd(lbs/ft3) = TW(lbs) / TV(ft3)