In the small community of Wellington in 1954, Henry T. Jones started hauling waste in the area of Nanaimo. He hauled everything from farming garbage to coal ash from Nelson Linen in Downtown Nanaimo. This service spread into multi-truck routes with contracts with the regional district and the City of Nanaimo. This continued until the mid-1980s when Norm Jones, the son of Henry Jones, sold off the residential and front-load container services to a multi-national company. By this time, Norm had expanded the business into a 13-truck operation with roll-off, front-load and house-to-house pick up services.
Company Reborn in True Jones Family Fashion
After the buyout, Norm was left with two roll-off trucks. This was the end of H.T. Jones & Sons Garbage Services and the beginning of the Jones Disposal Services Ltd. era. In true family fashion, with the support of his wife Louisa, Norm spent the next 10 years building his two-truck roll-off business into a 15-truck operation. He had everything from 53-foot transfer trucks and wood waste grinders. Jones Disposal Services offered mini-bin service as well as residential and front-load services. In 1996, Norm was approached by another multi-national company to purchase the entire Jones operation. After a great deal of deliberation, he reluctantly decided to sell.
DBL Disposal Services Ltd. Started with one Roll-off Truck
A few short weeks later, Norm’s sons Dean and Brad were let go from the new-to-the-town waste giant. With a fistful of industry knowledge, the family purchased one roll-off truck and four roll-off containers. Since then, DBL Disposal Services Ltd., with a few different divisions such as Jones Sanitation & Site Services, has grown into a 26-truck operation offering a multitude of services.
DBL Disposal Services Ltd. offers street sweeping, street flusher trucks, roll-off trucks, mini-bins, portable toilets, gravel truck hauling, public drop off, gravel marts, temporary fencing, snow removal, salting and sanding service, and tractor truck end dump transfer service. With the family operation constantly diversifying to provide new and innovative services, the Jones family looks forward to the same hard-working, hands-on tradition in the generations to come.
DBL Disposal Services Ltd. is a past recipient of the Outstanding Public Service Award and is a proud supporter of the Nanaimo & District Lacrosse Association.