Gallons is a unit of measurement generally for liquid capacity, but sometimes measuring a "dry gallon." We need the weight of each waste material to equitably assess waste across your portfolio. But a gallon of feathers and a gallon of bricks do not weigh the same. So, unless the waste type has a standard weight, we can't offer the option to track it in gallons.
For example, if you are tracking one of your wastes under “Other,” there isn't a standard weight per gallon for us to convert it into a weight.
The following waste materials can be tracked in gallons in Portfolio Manager:
- Cardboard/Corrugated Containers
- Compostable - Mixed/Other
- Food/Food Scraps
- Grass/Yard Trimmings
- Paper - Copy Paper
- Beverage Containers (aluminum, glass, plastic)
- Mixed Recyclables
- Paper - Books
- Paper - Mixed
- Plastics - Mixed
- Plastics - Wrap/Film
There is a US gallons and a UK gallons in Portfolio Manager.
Here is an EPA gallons to weight converter for common liquid wastes.