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Do you need advice and services as you plan a huge outdoor family reunion? What would you like to know about waste management services? D.B.L. Disposal Services always welcomes your calls and questions. And you can also find more interesting information and tips on a range of topics by reading our blog. Check this page regularly as we add more posts.

  • 14/02/2023 0 Comments
    Everything You Need To Know About Scrap Metal Recycling

    Did you know Canada recycles enough steel yearly to power 2.7 million homes?

    Industrial and household recycling is an essential part of the metal manufacturing process here in Canada and around the world. We use recycled metals to produce crucial everyday items, household essentials, and important infrastructure.

    But how does the scrap metal recycling industry actually work? We've put together this guide to explain how we're helping drive responsible practices in metal recycling.

    Read on for our full scrap metal recycling guide.

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  • 29/11/2022 0 Comments
    How to Compact Your Commercial Waste and Save Money

    Canada has over 10,000 landfills, but as each year goes by, businesses are generating more commercial waste. Though people are taking it upon themselves to personally try and solve the problem, landfills are filling up, causing residents, scientists, and politicians much panic. The price tag on recycling and other waste management best practices is a perceived hurdle to solving the problem.

    Compacting commercial waste, however, doesn't only cost the environment less, but it can also save your company money in the long run. Read the rest of this post to learn more about how compacting waste lowers waste disposal costs.

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  • 18/10/2022 0 Comments
    How Much Does It Cost to Demolish a House?

    Every year, the Canadian government demolishes hundreds of houses to make room for new construction.

    Abandoned and dilapidated properties cause a slew of problems for their communities. Plus, sometimes you need to demolish a house to build. You simply cannot renovate every property. 

    Thus, if your property needs far too many repairs for a house renovation project, it's essential to know the cost of a total or partial demolition so you can continue with your plans.

    Continue reading this quick guide for a breakdown of the costs in the house demolition process. 


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  • commercial cleaning bin
    08/09/2022 0 Comments

    Renting a dumpster is an efficient and convenient way to dispose of waste materials, garbage, and junk. Whether at home or on the job, a dumpster offers a whole host of benefits. They help to increase productivity, promote safe working conditions, remove safety hazards, and are highly affordable.

    In this blog post, the expert team at D.B.L. Disposal Services will highlight everything you need to know about renting a dumpster. These include the different sizes to choose from, restrictions on rubbish, loading a dumpster, and more. Let's get started.


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  • Man designing arranging the rocks of a garden
    26/10/2021 0 Comments
    4 Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid for Beginners


    Curb appeal can increase the value of your home by 3%-5% when it's done the right way. Sometimes the things you do with your landscaping might seem to be a good idea but turn out to be a mistake.


    If you want to avoid some of the most common landscaping mistakes, check out the guide we've provided below. We're also going to detail some supplies that you'll need to make landscaping easier.


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  • a crane loading recycling waste into container truck
    29/06/2021 0 Comments
    How to Recycle Efficiently During the COVID-19 Pandemic


    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in more ways than one.

    Maybe you have had to work from home. As a result of the kids being home from school, you've had to meal prep more. Even travel has dealt with its restrictions.


    One constant is recycling. Do you know how to recycle properly? Whether in a pandemic or not, it's something you ought to learn how to do.

    Below is our guide on how to recycle during COVID-19. Read it and pass it along!


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  • Electronic waste on conveyor belt at recycling depot
    11/06/2021 0 Comments
    Recycling Depot Visit Do’s and Dont's During COVID


    The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us all for a loop, hasn't it? Everyone has needed to adapt to the changes. From wearing masks to socially distancing, any sense of normality is encouraged.


    Recycling is one of those constants. While you may need to make a few tweaks when recycling during COVID, it is reassuring to know you still can. Unfortunately, about 86% of Canada's plastic waste ends up in a landfill.


    When was the last time you visited a recycling depot? Below you'll learn recycling dos and don'ts for your next visit. Let's dive in!


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  • A crane doing site cleanup and loading waste in truck
    22/02/2021 0 Comments
    Benefits of Hiring a Site Clean-up Services Team


    Are you looking to make your next construction project more efficient than the last? One of the easiest ways to do this is by hiring professional clean-up services.

    Let's face it, the crews you have on hand to prep and construct your buildings aren't good at picking up after themselves. It's not part of their expertise.

    As a result, construction sites are often full of mess, unorganized, and even unsafe. But if you want your sites to be easier places to work, allowing your teams to move quicker, a professional clean-up team should be at all your sites.

    Are you looking for site clean-up? Wondering what the benefits of hiring professional clean-up crews are? Keep reading to find out.


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  • A crane doing building demolition work
    19/10/2020 0 Comments
    5 Reasons Why a Building Should Be Demolished


    Although visiting historic buildings is full of fun facts and beautiful architecture, not all buildings are suited to make it that far, and for good reason.

    Sometimes buildings have detrimental and occasionally irreparable damage. That makes repairs either too expensive or not possible.


    Internal or external damage can also foreshadow future negative consequences for the property, so building demolition is the more cost-effective and sustainable option for these houses.

    If you’re not sure if a house or building in your area is worth demolishing, here are some of the possible reasons why a building might be more of a waste than a historic gem.


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  • crane demolishing old residential building
    22/07/2020 0 Comments
    5 Things to Consider Before the Demolition of Your Building


    Building demolition is one of the quickest and exciting phases in the construction process. You won’t need more than a day to finish the whole process. There are certain factors that you should consider before demolishing a building. Going in headfirst without a proper plan will cost you a lot later on, so it is crucial to take professional service and advice. D.B.L. Disposal Service can help you out with that.


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  • Grass ground divide with fences
    22/07/2020 0 Comments
    Four Benefits of Temporary Fencing at Construction Sites


    Construction sites can often prove dangerous in the absence of proper precautionary measures. Common construction hazards, such as metal rods, ditches or iron sheets, can cause injuries when left exposed. Safety measures, such as installing temporary fencing, can protect non-workers from injuries and provide necessary security for the construction materials against intruders. Count on D.B.L. Disposal Service for reliable temporary fencing. We also have been providing waste management solutions to residential, commercial and industrial clients since 1954.


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  • Crane at demolishing site breaking walls of home
    30/10/2019 0 Comments
    Renovating Your Home? Recycle Your Waste with Us!


    Renovation is a great way to make your home feel more like your own. But the process generates a lot of waste which goes straight to landfill, damaging the environment. This includes old appliances and building materials if you don’t find ways to recycle them. This is where the importance of waste management comes in.


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  • A port side view of lake
    10/04/2019 0 Comments
    How the Whole Community Can Help Make Vancouver Island Greener


    At D.B.L. Disposal Service, we believe that everyone has an important role to play in protecting the environment and creating a more sustainable future. We are a garbage removal and recycling company that is passionate about keeping Vancouver Island clean by providing sustainable waste management solutions for residential and commercial clients.


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  • View of bulldozer at building demolition site
    10/04/2019 0 Comments
    Why Building Demolition Requires Experience, Equipment, and Resources


    Demolishing a building is a highly technical process that requires extensive knowledge and experience in order to be done safely and correctly. It is not something that a home or business owner should undertake without the help of a licensed and professional building demolition and waste management company, such as D.B.L. Disposal Service.


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  • A crane loading waste recycling material into container truck
    03/12/2018 0 Comments
    Why Waste Management is Best Trusted to the Experts


    A not often talked about but very important part of running a successful business is having a good waste management strategy. This will also involve deciding whether to hire a waste management and recycling company. Unless you are in the business of waste disposal yourself, doing so is likely a good idea. At D.B.L. Disposal Service, we want to help your business succeed by letting you know about the benefits of trusting waste management to the experts.


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  • old cars collected for recycling purpose
    03/12/2018 0 Comments
    An In-Depth Look at the Scrap Metal Industry


    The scrap metal recycling industry plays an important role in protecting the environment. Bringing scrap metal to a D.B.L. Disposal Service recycling depot ensures that it doesn't end up in a landfill, where it could leach toxic chemicals. It also aids in reducing destructive mining operations and the production of greenhouse gasses. Here's a guide to how you can take part in the scrap metal industry as well.


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  • a view of gravel depot and trucks
    03/12/2018 0 Comments
    Main Types of Gravel Used for Landscaping and Construction


    Gravel is a landscaping and construction aggregate that can serve a number of different purposes, including improving drainage and enhancing aesthetic appeal. At D.B.L. Disposal Service, we provide a wide variety of gravel and other aggregates at our gravel mart.


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  • People loading tree branches in roll off bin
    03/12/2018 0 Comments
    Five Common Uses for Roll-Off Bins


    There's no easier way to dispose of large quantities of unwanted materials than with roll-off bins. D.B.L. Disposal Service delivers these large dumpsters to any location in Mid-Island. The material placed in the bin is then disposed of in the proper manner, whether that means recycling it or taking it to the landfill.


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  • Crane collection scrap metal for recycling
    19/09/2018 0 Comments
    The 5 Biggest Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling


    Whether you’re in Halifax, or Hong Kong, the benefits of recycling have an impact that can be felt worldwide. Not only is scrap metal recycling one of the best ways to protect the earth for future generations, but it’s also a great business practice to put in place to reduce costs and decrease your carbon footprint. Keep reading to learn the five biggest benefits of scrap metal recycling.


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  • group of people standing near heap of recycling waste material
    19/09/2018 0 Comments
    The Top 3 Reasons Why Some People Don’t Recycle and 3 Reasons They Should


    Despite the fact that sustainable waste management has come to the forefront of public interest over the past few decades, there are many people who still don’t recycle. Some may not know where to find a recycling depot, while others may not understand the benefits or simply feel that they don’t have the time. Keep reading to learn the top three reasons why some people don’t recycle and three reasons why they should.


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  • people loading truck with recycle waste
    19/07/2018 0 Comments
    5 Reasons to Visit Your Local Recycling Depot


    The recycling depot might not be the first place you have in mind when you’re looking for things to do on the weekend. But don’t rule it out just yet. Keep reading for five reasons a trip to our recycling depot is worth making.


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  • eco-friendly portable toilets and hand wash station placed at an event
    21/06/2017 0 Comments
    Setting Up Your Event for Success with D.B.L. Disposal Service!


    Are you planning a special event? Maybe a wedding or a big party? Or perhaps you’re in charge of organizing a fair, festival or corporate event?


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D.B.L. Disposal Services

D.B.L. Disposal Services

Head Office / Mailing Address (No Public Drop-Off)

4311 Jingle Pot Road,

Nanaimo, BC V9T 5P5


main:   250-751-8923

fax:    250-758-5560

DBL Depot & Gravel Mart - Nanaimo

333 Tenth Street,

Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Z5


main:  250-741-8923

fax:    250-591-0315

DBL Depot & Gravel Mart - Parksville

911 Church Road,

Parksville, BC V9P 2B8


main:  250-248-3693


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  • Mid-Island

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