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How do I calculate my _______ waste (Furniture, Electronics, Appliances, etc.) into a weight, so I can track it? Follow

Of the 29 types of waste that you can track in Portfolio Manager, the following 8 do not have a standard weight volume-to-weight conversion factor associated with them, so EPA cannot calculate the weight based on your container size.

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Lamps/Light Bulbs
  • Office Supplies
  • Regulated Medical Waste
  • Other

If you don’t have an actual weight for these materials, you will need to create an estimate when disposing them. This document may help you create an estimate: https://www.epa.gov/smm/volume-weight-conversion-factors-solid-waste

 

 

 

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