Wed, 7th Dec, 2022
Households in the Midlands are being urged to recycle any Christmas lights in their homes that are no longer usable, by taking them into the Bridge Shopping Centre in Tullamore, Golden Island Shopping Centre in Athlone or Harbour Place Shopping Centre in Mullingar, to have them recycled for free. KMK Metals Recycling Ltd, has placed specially designed trolleys in each shopping centre to make it easy for shoppers to drop off old and broken Christmas lights and the company will make a donation to the Midlands Simon Community for every set of lights recycled.
Midlands Simon Community offers many services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to help get them back on their feet as quickly as possible. The charity offers services and support to people in the Midlands region of Offaly, Westmeath, Laois and Longford and aims to help users of the service to rebuild their lives and move out of homelessness into a permanent home.
Max Kyck, continued: “With rents continuing to spiral and cost of living crisis getting worse by the day, the Midlands Simon Community needs our help. More and more people are becoming homeless, and Midlands Simon relies on fundraising to provide their essential services. We believe it is very important to include them as one of our charity partners this year, but feel that it is a good idea to tie our donation into the Christmas lights recycling campaign in order to raise more awareness of this important charity and also the need to recycle e-waste properly.”
KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. provides for the environmentally sound management of waste metal in all its forms and collects approximately 80% of Ireland’s e-waste, bringing it to two state-of-the-art facilities in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, where it is processed by a team of highly-qualified staff using the best available technology. The company employs approximately 140 local people.