Councillors’ Clean Green Choice Award

Each Brisbane City Councillor has the opportunity to nominate one local idea or activity that has made a real difference in their local community to waste management, education or litter prevention. NOTE: only Councillors can submit nominations in this category.

Litter Prevention Award (contains 4 awards)

This category has four awards: individual aged 5-17 years, individual 18+ years, one community group and one business. The award is to recognise efforts related to litter management, reduction and education initiatives, e.g. community engagement for bin infrastructure, awareness and education programs or litter clean-ups.

Waste Innovation Award

To recognise innovation and achievement in waste management, which includes all activities (i.e. research, design, tools, processes, programs) where the outcome of the activity leads to the reduction, recycling and/or re-purposing of resources.

Brisbane’s Clean Green Award

To recognise the commitment of groups participating in established programs (e.g. 104 or More, Habitat Brisbane, Clean Up Australia Day, etc), who contribute to a cleaner, litter-free Brisbane.

People’s Choice Litter Prevention Award

The public is invited to vote for the one winner in this category. This category comprises the Finalists shortlisted by the judges across all categories.

Clean Schools Award (contains 2 awards)

This category has two awards: Primary School or Education Centre (e.g. kindy or early learning centre) and a Secondary School. The award is to encourage and recognise implemented environmental initiatives that have a focus on litter reduction, waste management and education.

Outstanding Clean Green Award

To recognise outstanding long-term commitment to waste management and litter reduction, which has occurred over at least the past three years and includes a high proportion of volunteer effort.


A panel of Cleaner Suburbs assessors evaluates all entries. The assessors will then refer the finalists to the Cleaner Suburbs judges who are responsible for selecting the winners.

All finalists are also be eligible for the Litter Prevention Champion Award which is voted on by the public.

Prize Pool

There is a total $4000 prize pool for the Cleaner Suburbs Award program. For details on prizes per category, please refer to the terms and conditions page.

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