29 Sep 2017
KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. have been nominated for the prestigious PakMan Awards which are national awards that recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and initiatives in Ireland.
The Pakman Awards was launched in 2015 by Repak to replace the Repak Recycling Awards and allow more accessibility to the awards for all organisations who demonstrate their sustainability and environmental efforts. The inaugural Pakman marked a significant change in the direction for Repak whose awards were previously only open to its members and recovery operators. Now all organisations who can demonstrate their environmental waste management practices and efforts can enter.
Established in 1979, KMK initially began with the recycling of precious metals and electronic scrap. In 1985, KMK received approval for operations at their EPA-licenced and fully compliant end-of-life facility in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Employing six people at first, the company now provides employment for approximately 95+ individuals from the local area and provides consistent work for many more local sub-contractors.
With 38 years’ experience, KMK’s waste management services include a secure and fully compliant waste collection and recycling service for metals, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries throughout Ireland. KMK offer a fully licensed collection service across the 32 counties of Ireland with a multi-region waste collection permit from the NWCPO.
KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. have an on-site waste transportation fleet that collects waste from select clients. These vans can manage consignments up to 6 pallet spaces and 1500 kg of weight.
KMK's own fleet is complimented by long established, dedicated WEEE and batteries logistics partners. These are Ravenhill Couriers, Hyland Transport and AES for national logistics.
KMK manages over 70% of Ireland’s WEEE and accepts all categories (i.e. anything with a plug or battery). This generally includes spent fluorescent tubes and bulbs, small household appliances (e.g. toasters), large household appliances (e.g. refrigerators), IT and telecommunications equipment, cathode ray tube TV’s and monitors, flat panel display TV’s and monitors, and all types of batteries.
The Pakman Awards take place on the 26th of October at The Intercontinental Hotel.
Further information on http://www.kmk.ie