McGill named 2011 Composter of the Year

2011 Composter of the YearRALEIGH, N.C. (February 2, 2012) — McGill Environmental Systems, a North Carolina-based organics recycling company, has been named the 2011 Composter of the Year by the U.S. Composting Council, the national trade association for compost manufacturers. The award was presented at a luncheon during the USCC’s annual conference in Austin, Texas on Jan. 19.

The Composter of the Year award honors the best U.S. commercial-scale composting company. McGill is the first Carolinas company to receive the award and was selected for its 20 years of achievements in compost production, marketing and education.

“Being named composter of the year is a tremendous honor,” says Noel Lyons, McGill president. “It serves as acknowledgement by our peers that McGill has made a real and lasting contribution to the promotion of composting as an industry nationally.”

About McGill Environmental Systems

McGill was founded in eastern North Carolina in 1991 by Jim McGill and Noel Lyons. The company employs about 100 people, mostly in N.C., with facilities in Sampson and Chatham counties. The company also operates facilities in Virginia and Ireland, where McGill and Lyons were born.

McGill specializes in composting biodegradable materials from industrial, municipal and agribusiness sources. The company recycles about 400,000 tons of waste materials annually to manufacture 370,000 cubic yards of compost products for professional landscaping, sports turf, erosion control and agricultural markets. In addition to compost manufacturing and compost sales, McGill also offers mobile dewatering and transportation, as well as design-build-operate services and technology licensing for customer-owned facilities.