November 2022 - MABA Member Spotlight 

featuring McGill Environmental Systems

McGill Environmental Systems specializes in manufacturing premium compost, soil, and mulch products through the processing and recycling of residuals from municipal, industrial and agribusiness sources. We also design, build, and operate state-of-the-art indoor facilities — either McGill-owned or customer-owned. All McGill operations provide reliable, weather-independent production year-round. 

McGill has a well-established customer base in bulk sales to the landscaping, construction, and erosion-control industries, as well as bulk and bagged sales to soil products retailers. Our product line includes mulches, composts and compost-based mixes and blends, including enriched topsoil and compost formulated for conventional agriculture.


McGill Operated Facilities


McGill Highlights 

  • 200+ Employees
  • 500,000 tons per year composted
  • 5 McGill Owned and Operated Facilities
  • 2 Facilities McGill Operates for public/private entities
  • 1,000,000+ cubic yards of products sold annually
  • 300,000+ tons of greenhouse gases avoided each year through diversion
  • 70,000+ tons of carbon sequestered yearly through our composted soil amendments 

McGill Merry Oaks Facility

McGill Merry Oaks 

The McGill Regional Composting Facility at Merry Oaks, opened in 2002, is located about 30 minutes south of Raleigh. With over 110,000 square feet of enclosed operational area, the McGill team processes over 100,000 tons of organics annually. 

Merry Oaks Facility Facts


McGill utilizes a proprietary modification of the aerated static pile composting process that has served as the scientific standard for the industry since it was developed at Rutgers University. Computerized-control of the air delivery and extraction system optimizes composting conditions by maintaining ideal temperatures for the specific microbes responsible for biodegradation.

McGill accepts and processes residuals from municipal, industrial and agribusiness generators. All feedstocks must be pre-approved to meet regulatory and internal acceptance protocols. 

Compost Products

McGill’s line of branded Premium Compost products includes McGill SoilBuilder, McGill SportsTurf, McGill LandscapeMix, McGill ErosionControl and McGill AG. Each has been developed to meet the needs of specific professional markets. We have over 50 authorized resellers in the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states, including landscape supply yards, landscape contractors and erosion control companies. McGill is a proud participant of the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance program, which dictates product quality standards and testing requirements.

For additional information, contact Katie Sullivan, McGill Environmental Systems at [email protected]