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McGill Environmental to open organics recycling facility in South Carolina

McGill Environmental Systems of N.C. Inc. plans to open its seventh organics recycling facility by the end of 2013, locating it in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The company expects to hire up to 25 people to staff the facility.

The state-of-the-art, indoor compost manufacturing plant will be constructed on the site of Berkeley County Water and Sanitation’s (BCWS) current yard waste operation.

The project, a public-private collaboration between BCWS and McGill, represents the culmination of two years of planning for the industrial-scale, regional facility. The facility will be built on county land but owned and operated by McGill. The company will accept and process a wide variety of biodegradable materials from municipal, commercial and industrial generators for use as feedstocks in the production of its line of premium compost products for the professional sports turf, landscaping and stormwater/erosion control markets. It also sells bulk and bagged products through retail lawn and garden centers.

McGill-Berkeley will be a fully-enclosed processing facility utilizing a scientifically-enhanced composting process based on an aerated static pile method developed by Rutgers University, augmented with computerized controls and a biofiltration system.

When complete, the Berkeley operation will give McGill a combined annual processing capacity of about 500,000 tons from all facilities, including its existing regional operations in North Carolina, Virginia and Ireland.