Starting out with only six employees at first, we are proud to now provide employment for approximately 150 local people and consistent work for many local contractors and service suppliers.
KMK Metals Recycling is an equal opportunities employer that works towards the key principles of the SA8000:2014 Social Accountability Standard. We strive to develop a positive and flexible working environment for all employees including room for personal growth by providing for training, salary reviews, promotion, support systems and educational assistance.
We are an active and contributing member of society and proud of our employee practices and philanthropic activities. Each year we receive many charitable requests and contribute to selected charities whose mission we strongly believe in.
We support many charities both national and local, including the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day and Pink Lunch, Concern’s Worldwide Fast, GOAL’s Duvet Day and Jersey Day, Midlands Simon Community’s Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lights Appeal, Dóchas Tullamore’s Tractor Run and the Tullamore Lions Club’s Annual. Staff have undertaken local food appeals and raised money through Darkness Into Light for Pieta House. KMK Metals Recycling also sponsors local events such as the Tullamore St. Patrick’s Day parade and annual Cappincur GAA Club e-waste collection day. We sponsor team jerseys for both Cappincur GAA Club and Tullamore Ladies Football Club.
KMK Metals Recycling is WEEE Ireland’s main contractor, a national not-for-profit compliance scheme representing 97% of the Irish battery industry and 77% of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) market share. Every battery recycled by WEEE Ireland through our organisation goes towards a donation fund to support the vital work provided LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. This support allows LauraLynn to deliver invaluable hospice care and emotional, social and spiritual support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Back in 2012, when KMK Metals Recycling purchased the State’s controversial e-voting machines, we donated €10,000 to the Irish children’s charity, Barretstown.