Innovation in Litter Prevention Award

This will be awarded to either one community group or one individual who finds the best new way to clean up our suburbs.

Councillors Choice Award (nominated by your local Councillor)

Each 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.

Litter Prevention Award

To recognise efforts related to litter management, reduction and education initiatives. This may include community engagement for bin infrastructure, awareness and education programs or litter clean-ups. This category will be awarded to one individual, one community group and one business.

Resource Recovery Award

To recognise achievement in waste management practices and resource recovery initiatives which conserve resources, recover, reduce and reuse, including the appropriate disposal of non-recyclable materials. This category will be awarded to one community group and one business.

Location Clean Up Award

To recognise the commitment of registered groups, who contribute to a cleaner, litter-free Brisbane. The group must be active and reporting audited litter collection data through the correct processes.

Litter Prevention Champion 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. Voting opens on August 14, if would you like to find out more email:

Clean Schools Award

To encourage and recognise implemented environmental initiatives that have a focus on litter reduction, management and education within the school. This category will be awarded to one small and one large school, based on student enrolments.

Catchment Champions Award

To recognise efforts of local water and land carer and catchment groups that improve the health of their local catchment, with a focus on litter abatement. This category will be awarded to one community group.


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.