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New Berkeley County recycling plant to create up to 25 new jobs

McGill Environmental Systems handles yard waste from Norfolk, Virginia Beach. Source: Hamptonroads.com McGill Environmental Systems handles yard waste from Norfolk, Virginia Beach. Source: Hamptonroads.com
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A North Carolina based recycling company is planning to open a facility in Charleston that is expected to create up to 25 new jobs.

McGill Environmental Systems of N.C. Inc. plans to open its seventh recycling facility in Berkeley County by the end of 2013. The compost manufacturing plant will be constructed on the site of Berkeley County Water and Sanitation's current yard waste operation off Hwy. 52 near Moncks Corner.

"The location offers proximity to markets in a community with a positive business environment and progressive approach to green waste management," said M. Noel Lyons, president of McGill.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced her approval of McGill's move into S.C., citing the advantages of working here as being a major drawing point for out-of-state businesses.

"Today's announcement is another win for South Carolina," said Gov. Nikki Haley. "More and more companies are learning the benefits of doing business in the Palmetto State."

The facility, a public-private collaboration between BCWS and McGill, will be built on county land but owned and operated by McGill.

The company will process a variety of biodegradable materials from municipal, commercial and industrial sectors. The recycled products will then be used in McGill's line of premium compost products for professional sports turfs and landscaping.

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