Transforming Waste... Rebuilding Soils®

The Bees Ferry composting facility is owned by Charleston County and operated by McGill. Since taking over operations in July 2020, the company has converted the site from windrow to aerated static pile (ASP) composting. New equipment has also been added to improve processing and quality of the finished compost product.

McGill & Charleston County Partnership

Bees Best Charleston County Compost is 100% recycled content, locally sourced from the Charleston area, including yard and wood waste, paper, cardboard, and food waste. A great soil amendment perfect for planting media or a variety of options. 

Bulk compost:
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Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday

Buying compost at McGill-Bees Ferry:
5 gallon bucket price $1.00/bucket

To become a reseller, call McGill HQ at 919-362-1161

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OMRI Listed and STA Certified Compost

How do you buy high-quality STA Certified & OMRI Listed Organic compost? You buy STA Certified & OMRI Listed Organic compost with an ingredients list, test results, and suggested directions for using that company’s product. So that you can make an informed decision about whether that compost product fits your needs, for each type of project you need it for. Buying from participants in the STA Certified & OMRI Listed Organic Compost programs provides you with this confidence.

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Feed Your Soil What It Really Wants!

Whether your goal is the best lawn on the block, a flourishing garden, or vibrant planting beds, a key element in any planting plan is building soil organic matter. McGill compost products deliver organic matter and so much more.

Trusted by The Composting Industry

Introduction to McGill Compost Products

A brief overview of McGill-branded Soil Builder compost with Joe Lamp’l of Growing a Greener World.

Compost/Climate Connection

Charleston County Composting Program

Charleston County began composting yard waste in 1993 at the Bees Ferry Landfill and averaged about 20,000 tons per year. 

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Welcome!

Did you know that Charleston County’s Bees Best Compost is now OMRI Listed? 

This designation means it is a certified organic product that both you and your plants can feel good about.