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Midlands Recycling Company Hits Annual Christmas Donation Target

Max Kyck pictured with Noel Greene

KMK Metals ran its Christmas lights recycling campaign again this year.

KMK Metals Recycling has successfully hit its annual Christmas donation target.

Every year in the run up to Christmas, the midlands recycling company places specially-designed trolleys in Tullamore’s Bridge Shopping Centre, Harbour Place Shopping Centre in Mullingar and Golden Island Shopping Centre in Athlone to give shoppers the opportunity to recycle old and broken Christmas lights for free.

For the second year running, the campaign was affected by low footfall amid COVID-19 restrictions, but the company managed to match its pre-Covid donation of €600 to the Midlands Simon Community.

The chairty offers services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to help get them back on their feet as quickly as possible.

They support people across the midlands region of Offaly, Westmeath, Laois and Longford.

Speaking about the campaign, KMK Metals Recycling’s General Manager, Max Kyck says;

“Over the years, we have always had a great response to our Christmas lights recycling appeal and hopefully this year things will get back to normal, and shoppers will be back supporting local retailers.

"The good news is that the message about the need to recycle is still getting through, as we received a large amount of Christmas lights from local recycling centres.

"We are delighted to keep up our support of the Midlands Simon Community, which provides much-needed help to the homeless across the midlands.”

Noel Greene, Community Fundraising Coordinator at Midlands Simon Community, has been thanking KMK for the donation;

"Regular support from individuals, groups and companies like KMK Metals Recycling, helps us to keep providing assistance to many people who need it, all across this region.

"This is so important as the problem of homelessness and the threat of homelessness is not going away and indeed has worsened due to the pandemic.” 

KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. collects 75% of Ireland’s waste electrical and electronic equipment, 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 130 local people.

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