KMK Metals Recycling Celebrates 40 Years in Business

   Wed, 27th Mar, 2019

Free Recycling Open Day in Aid of Tullamore Tidy Towns

Founded in 1979, KMK Metals Recycling, Ireland’s leading recycler of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) reaches the milestone of 40 years in business on Monday, April 1st. To celebrate, KMK will hold a free recycling open day for the Tullamore community on Saturday April 13th to coincide with the town’s annual ‘Spring Clean’ day. Members of the public will have the opportunity to recycle their electrical waste for free and KMK will make a donation to Tullamore Tidy Towns Association.

Operating out of two state-of-the-art facilities in Tullamore and Kilbeggan, KMK employs over 100 people from the local area. The company located to Tullamore in 1985 with the establishment of a metals recycling facility in the Cappincur Industrial Estate, employing six people at first. Company founder, Kurt Kyck, was born in Tullamore and recognised the ideal business location the midlands town presented.

KMK has the capacity and capability to recycle Ireland’s electrical appliances and batteries to the highest standards of compliance (through the implementation of the WEEELABEX treatment standard), environmental management quality and health and safety. The company recycles 75% of Ireland’s electrical waste, transforming waste appliances into base metals, plastic and components, ready to be recycled into raw materials.

Managing Director of KMK Metals Recycling, Kurt Kyck, said: “It’s hard to believe we are already 40 years in business and I would like to pay tribute to the fantastic workforce we have built up over the years and the local contractors like Ravenhill Couriers and Hyland Haulage, that have helped us along the way. We have always strived to achieve the highest standards and levels of compliance across all elements of our organisation and we have developed a successful business model as a result. I have no doubt that we will continue to expand and create more local jobs in the future.”

Members of the public are invited to come to KMK’s headquarters in Cappincur on Saturday April 13th between 9am and 4pm, to recycle any waste electrical or electronic appliances, old batteries or lightbulbs.

Regular recycling open days are held across the country in association with WEEE Ireland. A full list can be found at

KMK Metals Recycling is rolling out a new company logo, designed by Dotser, to mark its 40th anniversary.