Locate a McGill regional composting facility
McGill owns and/or operates multiple industrial composting facilities in the eastern U.S. including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, plus two in Ireland. In the U.S., the McGill corporate office is located at the McGill-Merry Oaks facility near Raleigh, NC. The McGill facility near Glenville in County Cork is HQ for our Ireland operations.
HOURS OF OPERATION: McGill corporate and facility offices are open 8a-5p Monday-Friday, except for holidays. Processing plant hours vary, depending on production schedules. Inbound transportation is scheduled to meet the needs of our contract customers. Before- or after-hours delivery of compost products can be arranged.
McGILL-BEES FERRY, serving Charleston, SC (USA)
McGill-Bees Ferry, serving Charleston County
1344 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414
(O) 919-362-1161 (F) 919-362-1141
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA: McGill-Bees Ferry is currently only accepting Program Tonnage supplied by Charleston County. Please call 919-362-1161 for more information on material acceptance for non-Charleston County generated waste streams. The facility is permitted to accept food waste, as well as yard waste.
Bees Ferry Composting Facility has been operating since 1993. It was managed by Charleston County until July 2020, when McGill was awarded a 10-year contract to manage the facility. Over 80,000 tons of material will be composted at the site on an annual basis and compost products are certified under the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance program.
McGILL-DELWAY, Coastal Carolinas region (USA)
McGill-Delway, serving the Coastal Carolinas
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA: Coastal Carolinas from Greenville to Myrtle Beach and west to Fayetteville, including Wilmington, Jacksonville, Kinston, Goldsboro, Lumberton and New Bern.
The McGill Regional Composting Facility at Delway (McGill-Delway) was opened in 1991 in Sampson County, North Carolina, the first McGill operation in the U.S. It serves the coastal Carolina region from Greenville through Wilmington and south to Myrtle Beach.
In 2015, the plant was officially renamed the James H. McGill Memorial Composting Facility in honor of one of its founders, the late Jim McGill.
Situated at the heart of one of the highest poultry and swine production regions in the country, the site was home to an outdoor turkey range before acquisition by McGill. Since then, it has undergone many upgrades, evolving from an outdoor, aerated static pile facility operating in an open shed to today’s semi-enclosed plant that features McGill’s proprietary floor system, computerized process monitoring and control, concrete walls in the primary processing areas and paneled, steel structure overhead.
This facility utilizes indoor, banked-bay processing; curing is outdoors and aerated. No windrow turners are used at McGill facilities.
McGILL-MERRY OAKS, Carolina Piedmont region (USA)
McGill-Merry Oaks, serving the Carolina and VA Piedmont
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA: The I-85 corridor from Charlotte to Rocky Mount, including south-central Virginia and the communities near Cary, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheboro, Pinehurst and High Point.
The McGill Regional Composting Facility at Merry Oaks (McGill-Merry Oaks), opened in 2002, has a primary service area that includes the greater Raleigh metro area including the Carolina Piedmont and south-central Virginia. The former timber tract is located in Chatham County, about 30 minutes south of Raleigh. It was the first fully-enclosed McGill operation constructed in the U.S. and the first with biofiltration as an integrated system.
McGill-Merry Oaks is also home to the company’s corporate office due to its proximity to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and ability to easily facilitate air and ground travel for both site visitors and our own team.
Originally constructed to accommodate aerated, open bay (banked) composting, this facility was extensively retrofitted a few years ago for encapsulated processing to improve odor management and process efficiency and to add indoor, aerated curing. The result is the ability to process more material in the same space while ensuring consistent product quality.
McGILL-WAVERLY, Mid-Atlantic region (USA)
McGill-Waverly, serving the Mid-Atlantic states
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA: The Richmond-Tidewater area and I-85 corridor from D.C. south to northeastern NC, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Fredericksburg, Alexandria and Petersburg.
The McGill Regional Composting Facility at Waverly (McGill-Waverly) opened in 2008. It is located in Sussex County, Virginia, near the town of Waverly. Its primary service area includes the coastal mid-Atlantic region. This encompasses the District of Columbia south through the Richmond-Tidewater to northeastern North Carolina.
McGill-Waverly accepts all types of biodegradable materials including food waste and compostable plastics. It is designed to receive and process source-separated wastes transported in roll-off containers, tractor-trailer rigs, and other commercial vehicles that can safely tip into the receiving bunker.
Located on a former timber tract, the operation processes in both banked and encapsulated bays with aerated curing. Aerated curing eliminates the need for windrow turners at this facility.
McGILL-GLENVILLE, County Cork (IRE)
McGill-Glenville, County Cork, Ireland
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA: Includes the areas surrounding Cork, Waterford, Wexford and Killarney.
McGill Environmental Systems (Ireland) Ltd, specialises in composting non-hazardous residuals and by-products from industrial and municipal generators. The company owns and operates multiple facilities in Co Cork (McGill-Glenville) and Co Waterford (Molaisin Compost). It has also designed facilities for others.
All McGill facilities are indoor operations, guaranteeing its clients dependable, year-round service regardless of weather conditions.
McGill-Ireland processes over 20,000 tonnes of non-hazardous biodegradable materials per year from a number of sources including pharmaceutical companies, food companies, breweries, drink companies, local authorities, office of public works and cosmetic companies.
These feedstocks are used as raw materials in the manufacture of compost products for agriculture, horticulture, biofuels and other markets.
MOLAISIN COMPOST, County Waterford (IRE)
Molaisin Compost, County Waterford, Ireland
Kilmolash, Cappoquin, Waterford, Ireland
EPA License: W0245-01
Please direct all enquiries to the Glenville facility.
Published: January 23, 2013
Updated: August 17, 2020