Composting on an industrial scale
Commercial composting is our business. We design, build and operate industrial-scale composting facilities to help both public- and private-sector entities improve the economic and environmental impacts of waste stream management.
We do this by harvesting biodegradable residuals and by-products before they are incinerated or buried. These source-separated materials become feedstocks in a commercial composting process that turns organic waste into a valuable resource — compost. This conversion positively impacts the bottom line for those who generate the compostable waste and those who use the resulting soil amendments.
Manufacturing premium compost from biodegradable waste
McGill is a biodegradable waste recycling company. We compost residuals and byproducts from industrial, municipal, commercial and agribusiness sources. These materials are used as feedstocks in the manufacture of a line of branded compost products for the professional landscape, turfgrass and erosion control markets, as well as landscape supply retailers. We also license our designs and technologies to others. View company profile
Volume processing at multiple facilities
We practice commercial composting on an industrial scale. Our composting facilities are in Virginia, North Carolina and Ireland. Our customers generate the types of volumes that require tractor-trailers, tankers and roll-off boxes for transport. Each of our U.S. operations processes 100,000 tons or more annually. View locations
Dewatering, bioenergy add-ons, design-build services
We dewater, transport and recycle all types of compostable materials and compost-compatible wastes. We also offer add-on services and technologies for anaerobic digestion and bioenergy facilities and design-build-operate (DBO) services for customer-owned composting plants. If you will be processing at least 15,000 tons per year, our scalable systems and technology may be right for your municipal or commercial composting operation. Learn more about McGill services
Indoor composting using advanced technologies
McGill operations are indoor, industrial-scale facilities using advanced systems and technologies with computerized monitoring and biofiltration. Total control over the composting environment means rapid throughput and premium compost products with proven performance and reliable consistency. Indoor operations allow us to capture all processing air for biofiltration. Biofilters mean we greatly minimize odors. For municipal and commercial composting operations, the up-front investment in preventative siting, design and technology translates into years of hassle-free operations. These same measures also deliver efficiency, reliability, flexibility and profitability for commercial composting facilities. Process description
Composting food waste, bioplastics, sludge and more
Our process is high-rate. That means it’s fast. It’s also very efficient, capable of rapid degradation and stabilization of almost all organic materials. Yard waste, paper and cardboard, food waste, water treatment residuals, biodegradable plastics, pallets, sheetrock and other biodegradable materials are no problem for our process. The McGill process also degrades and neutralizes some types of pollutants. More about accepted materials
Upgrades for existing waste management infrastructure
The McGill composting process can be modified to enhance biomass reduction and drying. Microbes will do the same job as energy- and equipment-intensive mechanical or thermal sludge drying — for free. Biological systems can offer substantial savings in capital and operating costs over more traditional sludge management options. We can retrofit and upgrade your existing sludge management operation — with or without product manufacture as a processing goal — or modify an existing yard waste composting operation to safely and efficiently process food waste and other high-moisture materials. Tell us about your project