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Gravel

Gravel

Largely unnoticed, gravel is a key component of our built environment; head a little way out of the city centre and it's the road surfacing of choice.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Use gravel as sparingly as possible. Do not overdo routine maintenance of gravel areas.

Reuse

Use extra gravel as garden mulch, to cover entire areas in xeriscape garden or to create garden paths.

Recycle

Although banned from Hartland, gravel can be separated from other material and hauled to one of the locations below.

Facilities

  • Capital City Paving Ltd.

    740 Industrial Way
    Victoria
    250-474-5474

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd.

    2078 Henry Ave West
    Sidney
    250.656.6719

  • RemoveAndReUse.Com

    Online resource only for Capital Region residents
    Victoria

  • Victoria Landscape Gravel Mart Ltd.

    2516 Pleasant Street
    Victoria
    250.381.2419

  • Victoria Materials Recycling and Depot (Lehigh Materials)

    343 Bay Street
    Victoria
    250.382.2973

  • The Environmental Story

    Gravel is made of a variety of rock fragments naturally formed through weather beating and forces of water, which is why riverbeds are often lined with it. The supply of gravel produced in nature is insufficient for consumer demand, so gravel is mined and transported using fossil fuel draining processes. It's costly both on the pocketbook and the environment to mine new gravel and since it's such a robust material, many recyclers are keen to reclaim used gravel for cleaning, sorting, and stockpiling for use on future building projects alone or for concrete aggregate.