Cost-Effective and Sustainable

Organic Waste Solutions

Putting Waste to Good Use

McGill Environmental Systems provides cost-effective and sustainable technologies and services composting a wide range of biodegradable materials sourced and harvested from municipal, industrial, agricultural and commercial sources.

All organic, nonhazardous materials could be a good fit for our processes and facilities. Talk to our team to see if your waste stream might be a good fit.

What We Compost

McGill recycles a wide range of organic waste to create premium compost products.

  • Industrial and municipal
  • Pharmaceutical residuals, including charcoal
  • Class A and Class B biosolids (lime stabilization not required)
  • Alum and ferrous sludge
  • Pallets
  • Yard waste
  • Waxed and unwaxed cardboard
  • Paper
  • Chips and sawdust
  • Charcoal and ash
  • Drywall (untreated and unpainted)
  • Dimensional lumber (untreated and unpainted)
  • Land clearing debris (vegetation, limbs, soil)
  • Scraps and culls
  • PLA (biodegradable plastic)
  • Processing by-products
  • Cooking oil and grease
  • DAF sludge
  • *McGill does not accept food waste contaminated with glass and other sharp, metal, ceramics, or non-compostable plastics. Contaminants must be hand-picked or screened out during processing. Contaminated loads may incur additional costs or be rejected for disposal at the generator’s expense.
  • Sweepings, manures and bedding
  • Hatchery by-products
  • Processing by-products (dust, mote)
  • Effluent and separated solids

Pre-acceptance Procedures

McGill reviews materials prior to contract and acceptance to protect our microbes and prevent biological system crashes and ensure a supply of quality ingredients for our compost products

All feedstocks must meet or exceed:

  • EPA Class A toxicity and metals standards for finished compost
  • Regulatory requirements established by operating permits
  • McGill policies and processing standards

Our pre-acceptance procedures include an internal review process. This review typically takes less than 30 days and ensures compliance with regulatory and processing parameters. Biochemical and physical characteristics are evaluated, as well as generation rates, materials handling and transportation requirements. We will ask for a copy of a recent waste analysis.

Additional testing may be required, depending on the material to be processed.

All feedstock materials must be transported according to our transportation requirements.

For more information about our pre-acceptance procedures, please reach out to a member of our team.

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Beneficial Reuse in Action

McGill turns would-be waste into a valuable commodity using state-of-the-art technologies and processes.

  • Beneficial reuse services
  • Fully permitted to accept materials
  • Enclosed, weather-independent facilities
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