Site & Facilities

The KMK Metals facility in Tullamore is 13,000 sqm of which over 65% is covered area under which KMK processes WEEE, sorts batteries and metal fractions. The main processor on site is the smasher plant, commissioned in 2011 KMK treats 100,000 tonnes of light electronic appliances. Through this process producing metals and metal bearing commodities as well as plastics and components such as batteries and capacitors.

A significant plant in operation at KMK is the Erdwich shredder. This is utilized for secure shredding of data containing devices, proprietary material or prototype equipment.

The scale of the shredder means that KMK can process equipment ranging in size from whole servers to small integrated circuits etc.

KMK also treats televisions and monitors through hand disassembly and mechanised glass separation and hazardous material capture.

Battery Sorting Plant

KMK has a purpose built batteries sorting line whereby trained operatives identify and sort all types of household batteries brought to the facility from organised collections.

Weighbridge Technology

KMK has two DMC weighbridges. A number of platform scales are also on site.


Euromec Hydraulic Baler

Used for the baling of steel fractions from various processes.

Kilbeggan Plant 

Since 2018, KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. has operated a second plant in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. Our Kilbeggan site is used for the processing of flat panel display unit (FPD) television/monitors, LCD machine treatment, Large Household Appliances (LHA), plastic fines treatment and a transfer point for fridges.

The site currently operates as a hazardous and non-hazardous metals and WEEE recycling facility that is permitted to handle 10,000 tonnes of waste per annum. At maximum capacity following the issue of the Industrial Emissions License, the facility is expected to treat up to 50,000 tonnes of WEEE per annum.