Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme Benefiting Local Community

17 April 2023

ELITE Animal Bedding is a high-quality animal bedding made from recycled cardboard. Our mission is to create environmentally sustainable and affordable animal bedding, whilst promoting recycling and waste reduction. In 2018, the Welsh government introduced the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS) to provide funding to community projects that promote waste reduction, recycling, and other environmental initiatives. In this case study, we will explore how ELITE Animal Bedding leveraged the LDTCS funding to expand their business and promote sustainable animal

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Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme

30 March 2023

ELITE Paper Solutions, a not-for-profit Social Enterprise based in Merthyr Tydfil, has successfully been granted WCVA Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme Grant, to continue their mission on it’s environmental impact through products and services they offer. With an initiative of helping the environment, ELITE Paper Solutions has dedicated its time to reuse cardboard to create a bespoke eco-friendly animal bedding. After cardboard is collected, it is then quality checked by their recycling operatives, and any unwanted materials are then removed

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Cardiff Council Extend Contract

28 February 2020

Around this time last year we published a press release announcing the Cardiff City Council confidential paper waste tender being awarded to ELITE Paper Solutions, which outlined to dispose of more than 70,000kg of confidential waste from 70 sites which the council produces each year. 12 months on, and the contract has gone amazingly! After tendering, we’ve now successfully won an additional contact with Cardiff Council which was announced last month. We’ll now be collecting confidential waste from County Hall,

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An Award Winning Social Enterprise!

09 December 2019

On Friday 6th December 2019, ELITE Paper Solutions staff members Adam & Ian travelled to London for the annual SME National Awards held at Wembley Stadium. With over 200 organisation across the UK attending the event as finalists in over 20 different categories. EPS attended the event for their very first time as finalists for the ‘Community Business of the Year’. Presenting the night was Layla Anna-Lee, best know for presenting Cage Warriors on BT Sports, Layla was fantastic throughout the

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Funding Received from Welsh Government

22 November 2019

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been successful in the Welsh Governments #FoundationalEconomy challenge Fund. We will receive £85,190 in funding. Our plan is to work with public sector stakeholders to change procurement practices and place more contracts with social enterprises that support those furthest from the labour market. The Foundational Economy Challenge Fund is supporting a series of experimental projects that will support the foundational economy. The fund’s budget is now over £4.5m. This includes £2.4m from

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Health Board demonstrates community commitment

06 September 2019

ELITE Paper Solutions, a Social Enterprise based in Merthyr Tydfil, was appointed in December 2018 by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Hospital Board, to collect, destroy and recycle, confidential waste documents across all of their sites, estimated at around 250 tonnes of paper per year. The social enterprise offers training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities or those experiencing disadvantage, in South Wales. The aim of the social enterprise is to be a progressive intermediate labour market resource, where organisations

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Deputy Minister Visits EPS to Discuss New Contract

08 May 2019

Following EPS being awarded a contract with Transport for Wales, the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters visited our site 2nd May 2019. TfW is awarding contracts to social enterprises within Wales, due to the positive impact they have within communities. They are at the beginning of an exciting journey which will see over £5 billion invested in Wales’ transport network. The not-for-profit company, wholly owned by Welsh Government, is fully aligned with the Well-being of Future Generations

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ELITE Recycling Operative Goes Back to School to Share Success

01 April 2019

Josh O’Leary, from Tredegar is encouraging pupils from his former secondary school to consider apprenticeships as a chosen career path. Josh is a Recycling Operative at ELITE Paper Solutions, he attended Bishop Hedley RC High School until he was 16 years old. He wanted to stay in the local area and knew he wanted to gain professional qualifications. Josh struggled with the traditional classroom learning, so after leaving school he looked into more practical ways to gain qualifications. He applied for

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Cardiff chooses ELITE for confidential waste collections

27 February 2019

Cardiff Council has appointed EPS as their new provider to dispose of more than 70,000kg of confidential waste it produces each year. Following a successful tender exercise, ELITE Paper Solutions, has been appointed to collect confidential waste documents from more than 75 sites throughout the city of Cardiff including schools, community hubs and Council offices. Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance, Cllr Chris Weaver, said: “We want to do business with organisations who share our principles around promoting social

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