### How to Convert Yards of Dirt into Tons | Hunker

Convert cubic feet to pounds by multiplying by the bulk density of topsoil, and then converting from cubic feet to tons. This is 83 pounds per cubic foot by 108 cubic feet, for a mass of 8,964 pounds. There are 2,000 pounds per ton, so the conversion from yards to tons is 8,964 divided by 2,000, or 4.5 tons.