Capital is proud to demonstrate environmental awareness in many of our day-to-day operations. We aim to contribute positively to both our local community and to the environment on a broader scale while remaining conscious of the impact our industry can have on society.
Capital has a state-of-the-art asphalt plant that is specifically designed with advanced combustion, noise attenuation, and particulate control equipment to ensure that all emissions not only meet but exceed, the required standards.
Capital has long been a supporter of the increased use of recycled aggregate back into our infrastructure. This not only diverts sending perfectly suitable materials to the landfill sites but also consumes less virgin aggregate. Instead of depleting natural resources, Capital is able to reuse many materials like crushed concrete and broken asphalt. These materials are broken down and combined with fresh aggregate to produce quality asphalt and granular products.
Our urban quarry is a recycling depot for a wide array of materials such as plastic piping and barrels, scrap metal, and broken concrete and asphalt. Each of these materials can be broken down and re-used, ultimately reducing the amount of waste in landfills and allowing us to use our natural resource of gravel in a more responsible manner. We are a proud member of Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) and strongly promote its mandate to encourage the increased use of recycled materials by our provincial and local governments.
Rehabilitation of Aggregate Pits
The progressive and final rehabilitation of an aggregate pit involves the management of the property’s natural environment during and after the extraction process. After gravel is extracted in an area of a pit, progressive rehabilitation procedures are implemented. Capital has a dedicated team of professionals who carefully plan the rehabilitation sequence during the preliminary licensing process and follow through with those plans over the course of the pit’s life.
Throughout the past 25 years, Capital has successfully operated several gravel pits and received numerous awards for its rehabilitation. Some of the more recently acquired pits remain fully operational, while older pits have now been completely rehabilitated. Because aggregate extraction is an interim land use, when the aggregate supply from a pit has been maximized, rehabilitation of the land begins. Capital’s pits have been rehabilitated into productive wildlife habitats, wetlands, recreational areas, and agricultural lands.
Award of Excellence - Wellington Pit
Capital received the highest honor from the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and was awarded the “Award of Excellence” in 2006. This award is given to recipients who have achieved a high level of excellence in property rehabilitation and enhancements. Only a select number of companies have won this award in the past and Capital is proud to be on that list.
Rehabilitation of Holman Pit
Capital Paving has fully rehabilitated its Holman pit near the airport in Guelph, ON.