Wed, 18th Nov, 2020
KMK Metals Recycling has been granted an Industrial Emissions Licence (Reg. No. P1076-01) by EPA Ireland for its facility in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, which will allow for further expansion of the industry leader’s business activities.
Up until now, the Kilbeggan facility has operated under a Waste Facility Permit issued by Westmeath County Council for the acceptance of 50,000 tonnes of metal waste and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) over the duration of the permit (5 years). KMK Metals Recycling is now authorised under licence for the expansion of its activities to accept up to 50,000 tonnes of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes per annum.
This means that KMK Metals Recycling now has a combined 85,000 tonnes licenced acceptance capacity at its two facilities in Tullamore and Kilbeggan, placing the company in a unique and important position in the proper treatment of metals, WEEE and battery wastes in Ireland. It is the only WEEELABEX-certified company with this level of licenced capacity in Ireland which cements its position as leaders in the WEEE recycling industry for compliant treatment.
The main activities to be expanded on at the Kilbeggan site include flat panel display unit treatment, fines treatment, large household appliances de-pollution and the storage of fridges, freezers and WEEE fractions. The facility will also pioneer an exciting new ‘preparation for re-use’ activity for the company which is currently at final preparation stages.
Olivia Brennan, Compliance Manager of KMK Metals Recycling, said: “The EPA has granted us a robust and comprehensive licence which facilitates us to adhere to the most stringent environmental standards for our industry. We are committed to the protection of the environment and embrace the conditions of the licence which, along with mitigation measures we apply, will ensure that there is no risk of environmental pollution from our activities.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the competent authority for granting and enforcing Industrial Emissions (IE) licences for specified industrial and agriculture activities listed in the First Schedule to the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 as amended.
Our new licence has been made available to download from our website’s “Audit Us” section: https://www.kmk.ie/documents