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McGill Environmental Systems Building New Composting Plant in Berkeley County, S.C.
New facility expected to create up to 25 new jobs in Charleston region.
“The location offers proximity to markets in a community with a positive business environment and progressive approach to green waste management,”
“Today’s announcement is another win for South Carolina. More and more companies are learning the benefits of doing business in the Palmetto State. We celebrate McGill Environmental Systems’ decision to open its new plant in Moncks Corner and create up to 25 new jobs there,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
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.
“South Carolina has developed a strong recycling sector, and today’s announcement builds on that. McGill Environmental Systems’ decision to open its new facility in Berkeley County is another sign our business climate is just right. Every one of these jobs will have impact in Moncks Corner,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
McGill-Berkeley will be a fully-enclosed processing facility utilizing a scientifically-
“Berkeley County’s partnership with McGill provides a viable and sustainable waste management solution,” said Dan Davis, Berkeley County supervisor. “McGill’s stellar reputation and proven processes make them an excellent partner in our ongoing effort to maximize our landfill efficiency and promote ‘green’ productivity.”
“McGill’s decision to locate here says a lot about its confidence in our region’s workforce, our business-friendly climate and our growing emphasis on sustainability,”
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.
“The McGill facility represents another step in Berkeley County’s drive to become a leader in the field of sustainable waste management,”
According to Lyons, there is a big market for organic soil amendments, especially in coastal areas. “Even more important than sustainable waste management is the fact that local resources will be recycled to make a product that will also be used locally, resulting in positive impacts to the region's stormwater management and water conservation efforts,” he explained. “Compost use reduces stormwater volumes by 30 to 50 percent and irrigation requirements by the same amount. Compost also filters and degrades pollutants, protecting both surface and groundwater quality. It is particularly effective in soils commonly found in coastal zones."
Founded in 1991, McGill is credited with pioneering indoor, industrial-scale composting as a revenue-producing service and recycling technology for mainstream waste management. It provides recycling services to more than 200 volume generators in the public and private sectors, currently manufacturing about 400,000 cubic yards of compost products annually. Since 1991, it has recycled over 4 million tons of biodegradable by-products and residuals for beneficial reuse as soil amendments.
More information about the company, its process and services may be found at http://www.mcgillcompost.com. More information about its branded line of premium compost products is at http://www.mcgillsoilbuilder.com. For all other inquiries, please contact Lynn Lucas at 910-532-2539 or email thecompostpeople@
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