Composting on an industrial scale
McGill’s turnkey services support the recycling of high-volume, biodegradable waste streams
Composting is an EPA Best Management Practice for organics. But the “green” value of composting is just a bonus that comes with McGill composting services. Dependability and cost-savings are the primary reasons our customers choose McGill.
McGill can help you meet recycling targets in an efficient, cost-effective manner with a full range of turnkey services:
ORGANICS RECYCLING | COMPOST MANUFACTURING
We do composting right
McGill composting services — this ain’t your daddy’s compost pile
Our commercial composting facilities offer many advantages over more traditional disposal and composting operations:
- Recycling for a wide variety of feedstocks — We compost a vast range of organic materials, even biodegradable plastics.
- State-of-the-art technology — Our process is based on the scientific enhancement of the natural biodegradation cycle. This technology delivers superior results and rapid throughput for greater cost-effectiveness. Annual processing capacity is 10 times that of a windrow operation with the same footprint. See inside a McGill facility.
- Flexible technology — The McGill process can handle special applications like sludge drying or volume reduction. Learn more about McGill package plants and design-build-operate services.
- All-weather indoor facilities — Controlled conditions ensure year-round processing. This delivers dependable service for our intake customers and ready volumes of consistently high-quality products for our compost customers. See where we are.
- Convenient and reliable — McGill’s transportation fleet runs 365/24/7 to provide a level and frequency of service to match your plant’s production schedule.
99% removal of suspended solids
Our mobile dewatering system works for all sludge types — ferric, alum, DAF, biosolids and grease trap cleanout — at any moisture level. No liming or other on-site stabilization is required prior to dewatering and transport.
McGill’s mobile dewatering service is based on a gravity-fed system. It provides affordable and reliable on-demand solids separation that’s easy as 1-2-3:
- Sludge is pumped into the dewatering box
- Clean water is discharged back into the source
- Solids are transported to a McGill facility for processing
We can deliver, set up and be ready to go in about 30 minutes, rain or shine. With a 99 percent removal rate of suspended solids, this flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional technologies is ideally suited to–
- Water treatment facilities
- Wastewater treatment facilities
- Grease trap facilities
- Manufacturing facilities
Simply flexible dewatering
McGill mobile dewatering services simplify your sludge management program. They can eliminate the need for engineering and financing a permanent system to deal with temporary or emergency conditions. Because the sludge is composted, your disposal liability is reduced, annual reports simplified and recycling credits become available.
Our convenient, fully-inclusive mobile dewatering services include:
- Setup and operation
- 24/7 transportation
- disposal/recycling of dewatered solids
- Long or short-term contracts
- Dewatering box rental
Get only what you need, only when you need it.
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1st class transportation services
Transportation is an important part of McGill operations. Traveling an interstate through an urban area served by McGill? Chances are you’ll spot at least one trailer sporting a big McGill logo, no matter the day or time.
We define “logistics” as a promise to get our trucks to your door where and when you need them. Our fleet pulls residuals and by-products from our customers’ facilities round-the-clock. We make compost deliveries outside of regular business hours and on weekends, too.
Our flexible schedules, professional drivers, and well-maintained tractor-trailer rigs are backed by a stable of reliable local contract haulers. These transportation pros ensure our dispatchers always have a truck and driver at the ready. Service options include walking-floor and dump trailers, tankers, and roll-off boxes.
We only transport in tractor-trailer rigs and roll-off trucks. But some companies using McGill composting services are haulers serving homes and businesses. They provide route collection of food waste, pallets, waxed cardboard and other source-separated organics, then transport to McGill.
Need to know more about McGill transportation services?
To discuss intake or compost sales transportation options, contact us.
Want to handle the hauling yourself?
Our minimum load charge is 40 tons for intake. Your transport vehicle or trailer must be capable of safely tipping materials into our receiving bunker without driver assistance. All intake is contracted; we do not offer waste “drop-off” services.
For compost pick-up, the receiving vehicle must be larger than a pick-up truck, big enough to be safely loaded by front-end loaders equipped with 5 cubic yard buckets.
You must transport in a commercial vehicle with a CDL-licensed driver wearing safety vest and hard hat.
To discuss options for your waste stream or arrange for compost pick-up, contact us.
Are your volumes too small for McGill transportation services?
DISASTER RECOVERY | ON-SITE BIOREMEDIATION
Disaster recovery and on-site bioremediation
Treatment plant failure. On-farm disease outbreak. Storm debris clean-up. All need the fast, secure, efficient capabilities of McGill’s aerated static pile composting technologies.
Disaster recovery is never easy. But wherever and whenever disaster strikes, McGill offers a full range of services for managing and recycling the biodegradable fraction of those waste streams.
Clean-up options include processing at a McGill facility or the establishment of a temporary composting or bioremediation operation at ground zero or other designated location.
Dredge/silt, roadside clean-up, livestock mortality, petroleum-contaminated soil or groundwater, and storm debris — these are just some of the types of materials that may be appropriate for remediation and recycling using McGill composting technologies.
McGill has experience as an approved contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Additional temporary and recovery services
For wastewater treatment facilities, McGill’s mobile dewatering units provide interim and temporary service during equipment repair/replacement, seasonal peaks or unexpected weather events.
We can also offer transportation services using tankers, walking floor and dump trailers and roll-off boxes.
Materials are always accepted at McGill facilities 365/24/7, but contractors and hauling schedules must be pre-approved and coordinated with McGill Customer Service.
Our process meets or exceeds all EPA PFRP/VAR requirements for final use of the resulting compost on site or simply dry and reduce volume before transporting to a McGill facility for PFRP/VAR composting or to landfill or incinerator disposal. (Read more about our process.)
Interested environmental managers and response contractors may contact us for more information about McGill options for disaster response and clean-up.
Published: January 22, 2013
Updated: October 2, 2019